President wants strategy for optimizing Foreign Intelligence Service in line with NATO standards
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has instructed the Foreign Intelligence Service (FIS) to draw up a strategy for optimizing the FIS in accordance with NATO standards by the end of this year.
"I instruct you to provide me by the end of the December with a strategy for optimizing the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine in accordance with the standards of the North Atlantic Alliance. You have good experience in line with NATO standards. I demand its implementation in normative documents," Poroshenko said at an event marking the 26th anniversary of the FIS in Kyiv on Thursday.
According to the website of the head of state, Poroshenko said that the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine should become "a full-fledged participant in the European and Euro-Atlantic intelligence community."
According to him, the road to the European and Euro-Atlantic community lies through the development of mutual trust and the strengthening of practical cooperation, including through joint operations with partners in the European Union and NATO.
"This is absolutely logical, since we have common enemies," Poroshenko said.
He said that in the conditions of a hybrid war the state, its Armed Forces and special services acquire a unique experience.
"The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine is one of the few world intelligence services capable, and this ability has been proved, of conducting active operations," he said.