Description: The analysis of tendencies in the development of geopolitical and military-strategic situation in the world shows that in the first half of the XXI century mankind will not be able to get rid of military conflicts of different proportions. This is due to the preservation of the existing and the emergence of new centers of power and the aspirations of the political elite of individual states to resolve emerging economic, political, territorial, religious, ethnic and other antagonistic contradictions through various forms of violence. One of the tendencies that decisively influences the condition and the development of a security environment around Ukraine is the shifting of emphasis in military conflicts to the asymmetrical application of military force by illegal armed forma-tions, as well as on the comprehensive use of military and non-military means (cybernetic, economic, political, informational psychological, etc.), which drastically changes the nature of the armed conflicts and introduces fundamentally new requirements for a system of military security. One of these requirements is the requirement to develop a system of measures and actions that would allow at the reasonable costs on the implementation and application of those against the vulnerable and weak points of the enemy, the impact of which will have the maximum effect at a minimum cost of the forces and resources, which is the actual task of ensuring the military security of Ukraine lately. On this basis, it is necessary to consider such measures as asymmetric. Asymmetric actions are typical for a conflict situation when taking economic, diplomatic, informational and directly mili-tary measures a weaker adversary pursues an asymmetric strategy (tactics) of warfare, in accordance with his limited resources aimed at leveling the military technological advantages of a strong party. The effectiveness of the asymmetric actions implementation depends on their completeness and timely implementation, which is achieved by goal, place and time coordinated actions of multi-departmental forces of the entire state organization.
Keywords: armed conflict, asymmetrical response, threat, asymmetrical counteraction potential, threat de-escalation level.
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