Ukrainian intelligence has always played an important role in countering external threats. The time has come not only to effectively deter, but also to start offensive actions in defending the national interests of Ukraine. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelensky during a meeting with employees of SVR on the occasion of the Day of foreign intelligence of Ukraine. This is reported by the Official Internet representation of the President of Ukraine.
"Today our state is facing extremely dangerous threats, in particular threats to sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity. In this decisive period, an effective intelligence plays an extremely important role," - stated the head of state.
Volodymyr Zelensky stressed that the information about the enemy's plans and actions in all spheres is a reliable guarantee for making timely and correct decisions in difficult situations.
The President noted the role of the SVR in preparing materials on key aspects of security, in accompanying negotiations in the Normandy format, the Trilateral Contact Group, the gas issue, the issues of Nord Stream - 2, ensuring consolidated support for Ukraine from the international community.
"We have learned how to contain and counter external aggressions quite effectively. I'm sure it's time to go on the offensive in defending our national interests. You have the experience and capabilities to implement such a strategy. The intelligence, the ability to generate out-of-the-box solutions to acute problems, and the courage and dedication of every intelligence officer must continue to be effective tools to work for the benefit of our state," the president is convinced.