The military intelligence of Ukraine has to improve analytics and step up strategic and operational work. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyi during the presentation of the new chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov.
“It is necessary to strengthen the strategic and operational components, improve analytics and the quality of the collected information,” the Head of State said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyi also stressed on the importance of developing a new National Intelligence Programme for 2021-2025.
“Key things must be enshrined in it: providing units with modern weapons and equipment, switch on NATO standards in collecting, processing and providing intelligence information, introducing modern approaches to personnel training,” the President said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyi also drew attention to the importance of reviving the fighting spirit of the Ukrainian military intelligence.
“I sincerely wish you personally and all your subordinates to continue with dignity the glorious traditions of the Ukrainian army and intelligence,” the Head of State said, addressing Chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov.
Also, Volodymyr Zelenskyi wished military intelligence officers strength, wisdom, endurance “and always be one step ahead of our enemies.”
Kyrylo Budanov said that Ukraine faces such challenges as the growing influence of hybrid wars, global spread of false stories and the presence of an enemy on our land.
“Today the military intelligence of Ukraine faces the following tasks: an increase in the influence of intelligence in the field of international relations, the return of the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and bringing to justice the persons who brought the war to our homeland,” the chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine said.
Kyrylo Budanov sets himself the task of raising the professional level of employees, introducing new technologies and enhancing analytics to predict risks and take special actions.