The celebrations on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of Military Intelligence of Ukraine were held in Kyiv region, on September 7. The event was attended by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov and other top officials.
The attendees held a minute of silence to honor the memory of the reconnaissance officers and laid flowers at the memorial stele to the servicemen who died defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine during the anti-terrorist operation and the Joint Forces Operation.
The President stressed that the work of military intelligence creates a positive image of Ukraine and the Armed Forces, opposes Russian propaganda and tells the truth to the foreign diplomatic circles and the media about the events taking place in our country.
"By always going unnoticed, you demonstrate efficiency and effectiveness every moment. You identify potential challenges and threats to national interests and effectively counteract them on a daily basis," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
At the end of the event, the Prime Minister personally congratulated the intelligence officers on their professional holiday.
"From the beginning of Russian aggression, the reconnaissance officers were among the first ones who defended the state, acted fearlessly in the enemy's rear, and eradicated the terrorists' intentions in time, and successfully thwarted their aggression plans. They proved that military intelligence is the elite of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The success of a combat operation and the lives of hundreds and thousands of comrades and civilians depend on their success. Eternal memory to the intelligence officers who died defending the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine!", Denys Shmyhal emphasized.