Secretary of the National Defence and Security Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, Minister of the Defence of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak, Chief of the General Staff – Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko and Chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Lieutenant General Vasyl Burba took part in the event.
– Intelligence in national defence sector, especially in country at war, is very important because its success affects national defence capability. Ukrainian intelligence personnel, risking their lives, have gained a significant experience, which allows speaking about professional, experienced and real combat corps of military intelligence officers. All operations, which they successfully conducted last year, demonstrate their professionalism and competence, – Minister of Defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak stressed.
Today, the best officers who approved themselves as conscientious and devoted to their affair professionals as well as demonstrated an example of courage and heroism were awarded. According to the Decree of the President of Ukraine, two officers of the DIU were awarded with the order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi 3rd degree for courage and heroism displayed while performing service duty. Secretary of NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchinov presented orders to intelligence officers.
According to the order of the Minister of Defence of Ukraine, intelligence officers also were awarded for considerable services to the cause of ensuring defence capability of Ukraine, strengthening the national security, exemplary performance of service duty as well as for their high professionalism, honor and valour. General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak presented intelligence officers with the award of the Defence Ministry of Ukraine “Fire Arms” – APS pistol with caliber of 9-mm. He wished intelligence officers further success and professional improvement.