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Greeting of Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine on the occasion of the Day of Military Intelligence of Ukraine

September 7, 2018
Dear intelligence warriors!
Greeting of Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine on the occasion of the Day of Military Intelligence of Ukraine

I sincerely congratulate you on the professional holiday!

The military intelligence officer is not just a profession, it is a calling. For more than a quarter of a century, workforce of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine have honorably and professionally fulfilled their military duty before the Homeland and the Ukrainian people by guaranteeing Ukraine’s national security and defence, its sovereignty, and territorial integrity.

Intelligence officers are the elite of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Your heroic daily work in a rigid, dangerous rhythm is the main source of information for making strategic decisions in the national security and defence sphere, a role model of executing military duty. Your heroic actions at the frontline and in the enemy rear, patriotism, valour, courage, and dedication, which have already become a legend, step by step bring our victory and peace on the Ukrainian land.

Important and relevant information gained by your with risk to your lives, evidence of the direct involvement of the Russian armed forces in aggression against our state provide the international community with the undeniable facts of the crimes of the Kremlin against Ukraine.

We bow our heads to the light memory of the intelligence heroes, who gave the dearest thing – their lives for our freedom. Their feat and sacrifice will stay forever in the memory of present and future generations.

Deep respect to the intelligence veterans who share their invaluable combat and professional experience with the younger generation!

Dear friends, the future of Ukraine is being determined today. I am convinced that your professionalism and patriotism, the unlimited loyalty to Ukraine and the unwavering faith in our common victory are the keys to meeting the overwhelming challenges facing the military intelligence.

I wish you good health, professional mastery, firmness, and courage while performing intelligence tasks, and to always return alive and intact!

May God save you, your families and our Ukraine! Glory to Ukraine!

Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine

Oleksandr TURCHYNOV