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Defending Ukraine's Interests Is a Priority in the Foreign Intelligence's Activity

On the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine, the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine hosted celebrations with the participation of the leadership of the SZRU, intelligence officers and veterans.

Speaking to the staff of the Service, Chairman of the SZRU, Lieutenant General Valerii Kondratiuk pointed out  that Ukraine has been resisting the  Russian Federation's hybrid aggression for six years. “We survived the first, most difficult years of the war. The state, its armed forces and special services have gained unique experience in defending  national interests. This gives hope for peace on Ukrainian land. However, it is not the time to relax”, the Chairman of the SZRU said.

The state leadership has highly estimated  the role of intelligence officers in defending  Ukraine's national interests. On the occasion of  Independence Day of Ukraine, 9 employees of SZRU were awarded state and government awards, more than 140 servicemen and employees were awarded departmental awards for dedication in defending the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as high achievements  in operational and service activity. On the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine, many intelligence officers received military ranks ahead of schedule, and their families received certificates for service housing.

Chairman of the  SZRU Valerii  Kondratiuk expressed his gratitude to the employees of all structural subdivisions who honestly work on collecting intelligence  and contribute to strengthening the national security of Ukraine. And quoted   President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy's  emotional and vivid words said at the  meeting with the leadership of the SZRU: “Never, under any difficult circumstances, even if they involve a risk to life and freedom, never lose confidence in our people and our state. Remain courageous and steadfast in your devotion to serving the people of Ukraine. Ukraine will never leave or abandon its sons and daughters”.

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