DI in the news

Volodymyr Zelenskyi: the Efforts of Military Intelligence Helped Ukraine Gain the Status of a NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner

September 7, 2020 / News Agency "UNIAN"
Volodymyr Zelenskyi: the Efforts of Military Intelligence Helped Ukraine Gain the Status of a NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner

According to the President, the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine has significantly increased human intelligence capabilities, enhanced the potential signal, air and space intelligence. President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said that Ukraine gained the status of a NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner thanks to the efforts of intelligence agencies. He said this during his speech at the celebrations on the occasion of the Day of Military Intelligence. According to Volodymyr Zelenskyi, 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. He emphasized 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. "Among other things, the efforts of our intelligence agencies helped Ukraine gain the status of a NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said. At the same time, according to him, 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," Volodymyr Zelenskyi stressed.

One of the key factors in the success of intelligence, according to the President, is the formation of a strict personnel policy. And only rigorous selection of professional and patriotic personnel will ensure the success of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine. The work of intelligence officers is an invisible intense intellectual duel, which always, especially in conditions of war, lasts around the clock and without days off "for the sake of peace, tranquility and stability of Ukraine," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said. "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.

"By always going unnoticed, you demonstrate efficiency and effectiveness every moment. You identify potential challenges and threats to national interests and effectively counteract them on a daily basis," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said. He thanked intelligence officers 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.