Vsevolod Yukhymovych Zmiyenko, a prominent figure in the Armed Forces of Ukraine of the period of the Ukrainian People's Republic and long-time head of the secret service of the General Staff of the Military Ministry of the Ukrainian People's Republic's government in exile, was born on the 16th of October 1886. He entered the history of the Ukrainian Intelligence as a leader who always attached great importance to effective intelligence work and compliance with strict requirements of secrecy in the planning of operations.
October 15, 2020 is the 85th birthday of the retired veteran of the Ukrainian Foreign Intelligence, Colonel Vasyl Ilchenko.
The secret, which for 70 years was hidden behind a continuous set of numbers in the Wedding Act of the supra-district leader of the OUN “Sulyma” and the nurse “Kalyna”, has been solved. Cryptoanalysts of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine managed to do this. As a result, the incredible dramatic fate of the rebel couple from Prykarpattya was continued.
In Lviv, the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine transferred to the National Museum-Memorial to the Victims of Occupation Regimes “The Prison on Łącki Street” a deciphered text of a unique document of the Ukrainian liberation movement – the Wedding Act of insurgents from Prykarpattia. The secret, which for 70 years was hidden behind a continuous set of numbers, has been solved.
September 26, 127 years ago, Osyp Dumin, the Chief of the Intelligence Department of the Ukrainian Military Organization's Command was born. In the 1920s, he managed to create a powerful underground intelligence network in Eastern and Central Europe, the main aim of which was to assist in restoring a free and independent Ukraine. The manual “Intelligence”, published at the time by the Polish General Staff, stated that “the UVO Intelligence Network was the largest and best-organized network of its kind in Europe”.
The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine keeps and uses for educational purposes one of the few working models of the Nazi Enigma encryption machine. This trophy machine, which was used by the Wehrmacht during the Second World War, in 1949 through a special encryption service got to a special unit in Lviv, and in the independent Ukraine — to the technical unit of the SZRU.
by Valerii Kondratiuk, Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine
There are some crucial events in the history of Ukraine that scientists, researchers, journalists and writers turn to again and again. Among them is Christianization of the ancient Kyivan Rus. It is celebrated on July 28 on the day of remembrance of Saint Volodymyr, Prince of Kyiv.
The news of the February Revolution of 1917 found Ivan Vyslotskyi in Russian captivity. He had already had enough of fighting at the fronts of the First World War and suffering from being convoyed in cold cargo cars.
July 15, 1897, in the village of Pisochyn of Pisochyn volost, Kharkiv district, Shevchenko Volodymyr Yakovych, the future head of the First (Intelligence) Sector of the Second Section (intelligence and counterintelligence) of the General Staff of the Military Ministry of the State Center of the UNR in exile (from July, 1934 to January, 1936), was born.
The assassination of the OUN leader Yevhen Konovalets by Soviet special services in 1938 was a textbook example of totalitarian regimes' sparing no methods to get rid of their political opponents. Looking back at that old story, at the yellowed documents from the archives of the DPU-NKVD-KGB of the USSR, makes one learn important lessons from past events and stay alert in the conditions of the current aggression against Ukraine.
During the North Atlantic Council delegation's visit to Ukraine, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi suggested considering Ukraine's joining the NATO Enhanced Opportunity Program (EOP). This program first of all provides for expansion of practical operational interaction. It brings together NATO's closest partners, currently not members of the Alliance, but willing to be engaged in joint operations and exercises to achieve common interests in countering global threats.
Today, the Ukrainian Foreign Intelligence is celebrating its 101st anniversary and not without reason it is claiming a prominent position among related intelligence services of the world. Having studied numerous materials of the State Archive of the Foreign Intelligence Service and historical documents of the past, today we may surely speak about strong historical roots and genealogy of the Foreign Intelligence, some extraordinary personalities, own “style” and national heroes of the “invisible front”.
A presentation of a 40-minute documentary about the heroic and dramatic life of the intelligence officer of the Ukrainian People's Republic Mykola Krasovskyi took place in the Lviv Palace of Arts.
Ukraine is marking the 86th anniversary of the 1932-1933 Holodomor. An awful tragedy. The Soviet power's purposeful genocide against the Ukrainian people. Fearing to “lose Ukraine” forever and trying to rein in the Ukrainians in their opposition to the regime and desire to build an independent Ukrainian state, the Soviet leadership resorted to destroying the whole nation by the most infamous method - killing by starvation...
One of the most important areas of ensuring national security is conducting of intelligence. Leaders of the leading countries of the world keep emphasizing the role of intelligence and the need for its timely improvement. For example, the US National Security Strategy once stated that strong intelligence was needed to protect the state by warning of threats to national security, providing the necessary support to military and political leadership in countering those threats and finding opportunities to advance national interests through diplomacy .
Artur Orlyonov based on Olha Basarab's photo from her passport. The eyes, gaze, lips, chin - all this makes her portrait realistic and holistic. This is probably the case when the photo does not always show the image of a person, her feelings, the inner world, which the artist can complete with a few brushstrokes.
Buildings of the SZRU
The First School Bell at the Lyceum-Boarding School № 23 “Cadet Corps”, September 3, 2018
November 30, 2017, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with students of the Lyceum-Boarding School No. 23 “The Cadet Corps”
Transfer of the declassified documents to the T.Shevchenko Institute of Literature
Ліцей №23 "Кадетський корпус" вітає співробітників СЗРУ з Новим роком і Різдвом Христовим
A French lieutenant-colonel stationed with NATO in Italy, has been detained on suspicion of spying for Russia. French Defense Minister Florence Parly has confirmed that the officer is under investigation.
Об'єкти поруч з хутором Молькіно під Краснодаром (Кубань, Росія) використовуються для підготовки бійців приватних військових компаній перед їх відправкою до Сирії.
Згідно із цьогорічною «Оцінкою загроз національної розвідки» і свідченнями керівників розвідувальних управлінь США в Сенаті, американцям варто чекати, що Росія Володимира Путіна буде й далі намагалися поглибити соціальну, політичну і расову напругу в Америці.
Российский журналист-расследователь – о новых деталях в деле Скрипалей и взаимосвязи этого преступления с другими.
The SZRU Announces a New Exclusive Publication of Archival Documents on the Activity of Hetman Pavlo Skoropadskyi and the Hetman Movement in Emigration