Zelensky: Ukraine’s military intelligence should enhance strategic, operational work

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the presentation of the new head of the Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Kyrylo Budanov, said that the military intelligence of Ukraine should improve analytical activities and strengthen strategic and operational work.

“It is necessary to strengthen the strategic and operational components, improve analytics and the quality of the information collected,” the head of state said.

Zelensky also noted the importance of developing a new National Intelligence Program for 2021-2025.

“Key things must be fixed in it: equipping 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 added.

In his turn, Budanov noted that Ukraine faces such challenges as the growing influence of hybrid wars, global spread of disinformation and the presence of an enemy on our land.

“Today the military intelligence of Ukraine faces such tasks. This is 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,” said the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense.

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