The military intelligence of Ukraine has to improve analytics and enhance strategic and fieldwork. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the presentation of the new head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Kyrylo Budanov.
"It is necessary to enhance the strategic and fieldwork components, improve analytics and the quality of the information collected," the Head of State said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also noted the importance of developing a new National Intelligence Program for 2021-2025.
"Key things must be enshrined in it: providing units with modern weapons and equipment, switch to NATO standards in collecting, processing and providing intelligence information, introducing modern approaches to personnel training," the President said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also drew attention to the importance of reviving the fighting spirit of the Ukrainian military intelligence.
"I sincerely wish you personally and all your subordinates to continue with dignity the glorious traditions of the Ukrainian army and intelligence," the Head of State said, addressing Chief of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Kyrylo Budanov.
Also, Volodymyr Zelenskyy wished the military intelligence officers strength, wisdom, endurance "and always be one step ahead of our enemies."
Kyrylo Budanov said that Ukraine faces such challenges as the growing influence of hybrid wars, global spread of false stories and the presence of an enemy on our land.
"Today the military intelligence of Ukraine faces the following tasks: an increase in the influence of intelligence in the field of international relations, the return of the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and bringing to justice the persons who brought the war to our homeland," the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense said.
Kyrylo Budanov sets himself the task of raising the professional level of employees, introducing new technologies and enhancing analytics to predict risks and take special actions.