Hordiienko S. H. Powers of government agencies in ensuring the security of the state and directions of their improvement.
The paper considers and systematizes the powers of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine, the National Security Council of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, local authorities and the judiciary in modern conditions and attempts to improve them by systematizing legislation in the political, military, economic and judicial spheres.
It is determined that the security of the state in the modern conditions of development of Ukrainian society is ensured not only by the Security Service of Ukraine, as stated in the legislation, but also by other authorities and management on which it directly depends: Verkhovna Rada, President, National Security and Defense Council, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine; Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine; Ministry of Finance of Ukraine; Ministry of Justice of Ukraine; State Tax Service of Ukraine; State Service of Ukraine for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience; State Customs Service of Ukraine; State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine; State Service of Ukraine for Emergencies; State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine; State Export Control Service of Ukraine; The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine and almost all other state institutions.
However, their activities in this direction have their own specific features that need to be identified and enshrined in law.
Key words: powers, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, President of Ukraine, National Security Council of Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, local authorities and judicial bodies, Constitution of Ukraine, Law of Ukraine «On the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine».
1. Constitution of Ukraine (Vidomosti Verkhovnoi Rady Ukrainy (VVR), 1996, № 30, p. 141).
2. Law of Ukraine “On the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine” (Vidomosti Verkhovnoi Rady Ukrainy (VVR), 1998, № 35, p. 237).