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

September 7, 2016

Dear intelligence officers!

I sincerely congratulate you on the professional holiday! The military intelligence officer is not just a profession, it is a calling. Your patriotism, courage, bravery, dedication, efficiency, proactivity are a role model of fulfilling the military duty.

The history of Ukrainian intelligence dates back to the ancient times of Kievan Rus and the Zaporozhian Sich. The task of an intelligence officer both then and now is to inform about the plans of the enemy timely. And in the conditions of hybrid war waged by the Russian Federation against us, the role of intelligence becomes crucial.

Round-the-clock work of an intelligence officer is invisible but extremely important, otherwise it will be impossible to take any strategic decision in the sphere of national security and defense.

I am grateful for your heroism, patriotism, and daily service. We bow our heads before the perished intelligence warriors. May their memory live forever and honor to them!

I wish all our military intelligence officers to come off their missions with flying colours! May God bless you, your families and our country! Congratulations!

Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine

Oleksandr Turchynov