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Volodymyr Zelenskyi on the 28th Anniversary of the Establishment of Military Intelligence: Only by Joint Efforts We Will Be Able to Stop the Difficult and Dreadful War for Ukraine

September 7, 2020 / News Agency "Interfax-Ukraine"
Volodymyr Zelenskyi on the 28th Anniversary of the Establishment of Military Intelligence: Only by Joint Efforts We Will Be Able to Stop the Difficult and Dreadful War for Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi has greeted the intelligence officers on the professional holiday, having noted that their difficult work reinforces Ukraine's national security system, its power and independence.

Speaking at the celebrations on the occasion of the Day of Military Intelligence of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi 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 press service of the Head of State reported.

"Particularly, the efforts of our intelligence agencies helped Ukraine gain the status of a NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner," Volodymyr Zelenskyi said.

At the same time, according to the President, the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine still has many tasks ahead. "The present and the future require new methods, forms and means of both armed struggle and intelligence," he said.

He also added that one of the key factors in success of intelligence is the formation of a strict personnel policy.

"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 and said that "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".

During the visit to the military unit where intelligence officers are trained, Volodymyr Zelenskyi got himself acquainted with the conditions of training of the special forces unit, the training base of the military camp, samples of equipment, special equipment and technical means in the DIU's structural units.

The President presented state awards to the best warriors.

It should be noted that the solemn events have been attended by Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andrii Yermak, 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, 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 and others.

Volodymyr Zelenskyi also honoured the memory of the warriors-intelligence officers who died defending sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine.