The Day of Defender of Ukraine is a new state holiday, which is part of Ukraine’s calendar just like Christmas, Epiphany, the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, Independence Day. On this day, the country remembers and greets its heroes. DIU employees also remembered their colleagues who perished in the course of performing combat tasks, defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and honoured the memory of their combat sworn brothers by a moment of silence.
The personal data of the tragically perished Lieutenant General Taranov Andrii Ivanovych, who was a talented organizer and coordinator of many combat operations, a courageous warrior and faithful comrade-in-arms, was added to the DIU Book of Glory.
After awards were given to DIU servicemen who distinguished themselves in performing combat missions, People’s Artist of Ukraine Oleksii Horbunov performed for the intelligence officers. He wished them peace, welfare, happiness, optimism, belief in the best future and new achievements in the name of our state!