Poroshenko appoints head of Foreign Intelligence Service

Poroshenko appoints head of Foreign Intelligence Service

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Yehor Bozhok as head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine. 

The head of state signed a decree to that effect and introduced the new head to the staff of the Foreign Intelligence Service, the presidential press service reports.

"I have known Yehor Bozhok for a long time - as a patriot, determined, professional person who has a huge experience of foreign work," Poroshenko said.

According to him, Bozhok's work in Ukraine's Mission to NATO made it possible to coordinate the efforts of international partners in support of Ukraine and significantly strengthen the defense capabilities of the state. He also noted that this activity is of particular importance for the protection of Ukraine's national interests.

Poroshenko expressed confidence that the appointment of the new head of the Foreign Intelligence Service would give an impetus to the development of the service. "The core of the success of all undertakings and achievements is a person, his patriotism, level of professionalism, state motivation and readiness for self-sacrifice - self-sacrifice in the name of the Ukrainian people, the Ukrainian state," Poroshenko said.

The head of state also outlined the strategic areas for the development of the service and its interaction with key partners. He also expressed confidence that the newly appointed head would be able to significantly increase the effectiveness of the service and interaction with other defense agencies.

Bozhok served as head of Ukraine's Mission to NATO from June 2015.


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