Yehor Bozhok: “The Veteran Organization Should Express and Defend the Interests of All Employees of the SZRU”


The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine hosted a general meeting of veterans of foreign intelligence, which decided to establish a Council of Veterans of the SZRU, approved its structure and held election of members of the Council.

The Issue of Qualified Personnel Training for Ukrainian Intelligence in Modern Conditions Was Discussed at the SZRU Institute


A scientific-practical conference “Important Issues of Professional Training at the SZRU Institute in the Context of Optimizing the Work of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine” was held at the SZRU Institute.


A New Book About the Intelligence Has Been Written By Hryhoriy Rudenko

April 18, 2018

At the end of last year, the Chairman of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine Yehor Bozhok, while greeting the veteran of the intelligence Hryhoriy Rudenko on the professional holiday, promised to help publish a long ago written book of Hryhoriy Rudenko’s thoughts about the Foreign Intelligence.
April 18, 2018, they met again at the veteran’s home, and the head of the SZRU personally handed to the 93-year-old Hryhoriy Rudenko the published with the assistance of the SZRU in a hard cover 440-page book “Foreign Intelligence: History and Facts. Investigations, Memoirs, Reflections”.

According to Hryhoriy Rudenko himself, to write a book of memoirs about his work during the Cold War, and in general to share his thoughts about the role of intelligence in the history of mankind, he had repeatedly been advised by the Head of the Fund of Veterans of the Foreign Intelligence of Ukraine Lieutenant-General of the Reserve Leonid Rozhen, asking him to recall the past and return to writing. For a long time Hryhoriy Matviyovych did not dare. And only after his 90th birthday he began to generalize his vision and express his own understanding of this rather specific kind of human activity.

A Book Has Been Published About the Intelligence of the UPR State Center in Exile


The third volume of the scientific five-volume project “Special Services of Ukraine from Ancient Times to the Present” has just been published. It concerns the activity of the special service of the Military Ministry of the State Center of the UPR in exile from 1926 to 1936.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko: “There Is No Alternative to a Strong NATO for the Global Security System”


April 4 marks the 69th anniversary of military-political cooperation among countries of Europe and America within the framework of the North Atlantic Alliance. It was on the 4th of April, 1949, that NATO was created, which not only combined the military capabilities of (then) 10 European countries, as well as of the United States and Canada, but also clearly determined the priorities of ensuring the collective security of the future European Union.

The SZRU Chairman’s Greetings on the Occasion of the Ukrainian Volunteer Fighter Day


Celebrating the Day of the Ukrainian Volunteer Fighter, we honor our compatriots who, in volunteer battalions, were the first to repulse Russian aggressors in the Donbas. It was due to the courage and heroism of the volunteer soldiers in those early days of the battles that the enemy realized: he would never conquer Ukraine easily.

Statement of the Press Office of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine

February 2, 2018

In response to numerous requests from the media on the release of four hostages, the Press Office of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine is authorized to declare that, for ethical and security reasons, the SZRU cannot disclose more information.

The President of Ukraine Has Thanked the Diplomats and Foreign Intelligence


“Glad that four of our citizens have returned to the native land after many years in captivity in Libya.
I am grateful to the diplomats and Foreign Intelligence for four more Ukrainians rescued!”

In Memory of the 100th Anniversary of Ukrainian Revolution. Intelligence of the UPR. How It All Started


Against the background of the pathetic celebration on December 20, 2017 in the Russian Federation of the 100th anniversary of the Russian state security agencies, we realize once again that we are so different from them: mentally, spiritually, and historically. Despite the fact that in 1991, in Lubyanka, the monument to Felix Dzerzhinsky was demolished, his spirit has not disappeared either from the Lubyanka offices, or from the squares and streets of Russian cities and villages.

The SZRU Has Published a Book “The UPR’s Special Services of the 1920s-1930s in Archival Documents of the Intelligence”

January 10, 2018

The state archive of the Foreign Intelligence of Ukraine continues to seek documentary materials of historical value. Thanks to such systematic work, the SZRU has recently prepared a new book “The UPR’s Special Services of the 1920s-1930s in Archival Documents of the Intelligence” which is available to the public on the SZRU’s website in the “Declassified Archives” section.