The head of the SSU and the ambassadors of the G7 countries discussed the security challenges that Ukraine faced during the war

The acting head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Vasyl Malyuk, and the ambassadors of the G7 countries discussed the security challenges facing our country after the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation.

At the meeting held in Kyiv, the “Big Seven” were represented by Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Anka Feldhusen (Germany), Melinda Simmons (Great Britain), Etienne de Poncins (France), Pier Francesco Zazo (Italy), Kuninori Matsuda (Japan ), as well as chargé d’affaires of ambassadors Ashley Mulroney (Canada) and Christopher W. Smith (USA).

They expressed full support for Ukraine and its citizens, assuring further help from their countries. They also touched on security topics and prospects for the reform of the special service.

“We strive to create a correct, combat-ready counterintelligence model. The reform should find the balance when our functionality will correspond to the threats. To, on the one hand, help the Service to modernize, and on the other hand, to take into account the realities of war and the neighborhood with a terrorist country,” said Vasyl Malyuk.

He told how, together with the parliament, the development of legislative initiatives to strengthen the capabilities of the SBU, especially during the war, continues. The key direction is the improvement of counterintelligence activities to repel the armed aggression of the Russian Federation.

Therefore, counterintelligence and military counterintelligence have been completely reformatted to perform combat tasks on the front lines as effectively as possible. At the same time, SBU employees work not only in the hottest spots of the war but also in the de-occupied territories and in the rear, exposing the Russian intelligence networks, collaborators and traitors.

“Our countries will continue to support Ukraine in the fight against Russian armed aggression. We are also open to further discussions on the issue of supporting the implementation of reforms in Ukraine, including those related to legislative initiatives to strengthen the capabilities of the SBU,” said Anka Feldgusen, whose country will chair the G7 in 2022.

Vasyl Malyuk also talked about changes in approaches to work and self-purification of the Service from “moles” and traitors who worked for the special services of the Russian Federation.

The head of the SBU thanked the ambassadors for the assistance provided by their countries to Ukraine.

“This is not just support for Ukraine. This contributes to the safe and stable future of Europe and the world. I am grateful that the international community’s position is consolidated – the Russian Federation must answer for all murders, destruction and terrorism,” Vasyl Malyuk emphasized.

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