On the submission by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Verkhovna Rada appointed Vasyl Malyuk Head of the Security Service of Ukraine who was previously Acting Head of the Security Service of Ukraine. The respective decision has been approved by 324 people’s deputies.
Presenting the submission for the appointment of Vasyl Malyuk at the plenary session of the Parliament, the Head of State emphasized that such appointments were in line with the essence and objectives of the current period of war with Russia.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that Vasyl Malyuk is a combat officer who has been defending Ukraine since the first days of the full-scale invasion, and has been doing his job with dedication and professionalism.
"During his actual leadership in the Security Service, Vasyl Malyuk has proved that the Security Service can meet the expectations of the people of Ukraine," the President said.
According to him, the Security Service conducts truly successful and often unique special operations.
"Some of these operations helped change the picture of the war in our favor. Collaborators in the occupied territories have realized that they cannot avoid justice, and this is also one of the achievements of our Security Service," the Head of State is convinced.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that strikes were also made against the internal enemy, which is reflected in the decisions of the National Security and Defense Council based on the data from the Security Service.
"We managed to build a system of protection of Ukraine from enemy special operations and a system of countering Russian special services. There is a significant personal merit of Vasyl Malyuk in this," he said.
The President also noted the role of the Security Service in the return of Ukrainian defenders from Russian captivity. He stated that in cooperation with the Office of the President and all those involved in the given process, the special service delivered the necessary results. Volodymyr Zelenskyy also expressed hope that MPs would support the appointment of Ihor Klymenko as Minister of Internal Affairs, who has proven himself in defending our country from the enemy. The President is convinced that Ihor Klymenko has the necessary knowledge and experience to start heading the Ministry of Internal Affairs system as soon as possible.
“We are taking personnel and institutional steps at various levels in the defense and security sector that can strengthen Ukraine's position. The necessary information is provided as regards each such step, either personnel or institutional one, at the level where decisions are made,” he said.
The Head of State thanked everyone who supports Ukraine, helps preserve our unity, and those who refrain from spreading rumors that could weaken the focus of Ukrainians in their work for victory.
In his speech to the MPs, Vasyl Malyuk noted that he was well aware of his responsibility and the level of threats facing his homeland.
According to him, the officers of the Security Service are involved in serious special operations during the war and are present in the hottest spots.
"All the processes related to the activities of the Security Service have been worked out. First and foremost, we are fulfilling the President's instructions and changing our approach to work. We are not just deterring the enemy, but working proactively," he said.
According to Vasyl Malyuk, a new modern model of state security is currently being built, taking into account the experience of the war, and the foundation is being laid for further reform of the Security Service.
He also emphasized that today's activities of the Security Service placed a special emphasis on the fight against collaborators, enemy accomplices and traitors at all levels.
"I emphasize: there are no untouchables," the Head of the Security Service said.
Vasyl Malyuk assured that as Head of the Security Service he would do everything for Ukraine's victory.