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Zelenskyi, Shmyhal and Razumkov Have Greeted Intelligence Officers on Their Professional Holiday

September 7, 2020 / News Agency "UNN"
Zelenskyi, Shmyhal and Razumkov Have Greeted Intelligence Officers on Their Professional Holiday

President Volodymyr Zelenskyi emphasizes that military intelligence, through its complex and painstaking daily work, reinforces Ukraine's national security system, its power and independence. And now it is at an important stage of development.

Speaking at the celebrations on the occasion of the Day of Military Intelligence of Ukraine, the Head of State noted that the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine has significantly increased human intelligence capabilities, enhanced information and analytical activities, as well as the potential of signal, air and space intelligence.

The event has been attended by Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andrii Yermak, his Deputy Head Roman Mashovets, Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksii Danilov, his First Deputy Secretary Ruslan Demchenko, Minister of Defence of Ukraine Andrii Taran, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhii Korniichuk, Chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov.

The attendees honoured the memory of the warriors-intelligence officers who died defending sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

"For the seventh year, we have been confronting an enemy whose actions are difficult to predict. That is why the information you have obtained is so important. Timely and, most importantly, reliable information. It determines not only the adoption of important political decisions, but also the viability of the entire state mechanism. Without you, our state, I say frankly, is blind, deaf and almost powerless," the Head of State noted.

The President stressed that the work of military intelligence creates a positive image of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, opposes Russian propaganda and tells the truth to the foreign diplomatic circles and the media about the events taking place in our country.

Congratulating the intelligence officers on their professional holiday, the Head of State thanked them for the work they do with honour for the sake of Ukraine.

"Only by joint efforts we will be able to stop the difficult and dreadful war for our country and ensure the restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity. On this solemn day, I wish all personnel, military intelligence veterans and your families a good health, harmony, love, unshakable faith in our victory and a bright future for Ukraine," the President said.