Pavel Sudoplatov Versus Eugene Lachowitch

A year before the KGB Senior Lieutenant Pavlo Sudoplatov assassinated the leader of the OUN Yevhen Konovalets in Rotterdam, he opened a case against Eugene Lachowitch, about whom one of the documents states: “He is considered one of the best diplomats and intelligence officers among nationalists”. Declassified documents from the Archives of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine make it possible to understand why in the 1930s the GPU was so interested in Eugene Lachowitch, how he managed to draw the British government’s attention to the Ukrainian question and why in 1959 the decision to cultivate him was made by the KGB board under the Council of Ministers of the USSR.

Otaman of Kholodnyi Yar Yakiv Vodyanyi

Yakiv Vodyanyi entered the history of the national liberation struggle of the Ukrainian people for independence as the Otaman of Kholodnyi Yar, one of the organizers of the Free Cossacks in Cherkasy region, an uncompromising fighter against Bolshevik troops, politician and public figure, a writer. In addition, while in exile, he actively cooperated with the intelligence of the Ukrainian People's Republic, as evidenced by the Branch State Archives of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, as well as original photographs.

The FISU Announces a New Exclusive Publication of Archival Documents on the Activity of Hetman Pavlo Skoropadskyi and the Hetman Movement in Emigration

The three-volume edition entitled “The Hetman Movement of the Last Century in Archival Documents of the Intelligence” has been prepared by the State Archive of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine. It includes 253 declassified and digitized archival documents dating from 1920–1930, which were stored in 57 volumes of 15 archival cases.

The Law of Ukraine “On Intelligence” Is the Legislative Basis for Building a Modern Foreign Intelligence System

The entry into force of the Law of Ukraine “On Intelligence” is an important step in reforming the security and defense sector of Ukraine, which began with the adoption of the Law of Ukraine “On National Security of Ukraine”.

At the Head of the Intelligence Service of the UPR Government in Exile

Vsevolod Yukhymovych Zmiyenko, a prominent figure in the Armed Forces of Ukraine of the period of the Ukrainian People's Republic and long-time head of the secret service of the General Staff of the Military Ministry of the Ukrainian People's Republic's government in exile, was born on the 16th of October 1886. He entered the history of the Ukrainian Intelligence as a leader who always attached great importance to effective intelligence work and compliance with strict requirements of secrecy in the planning of operations.

50 Years of Dedicated Service for Intelligence

October 15, 2020 is the 85th birthday of the retired veteran of the Ukrainian Foreign Intelligence, Colonel Vasyl Ilchenko.

Chief of the Intelligence Department of the Ukrainian Military Organization's Command Osyp Dumin

September 26, 127 years ago, Osyp Dumin, the Chief of the Intelligence Department of the Ukrainian Military Organization's Command was born.

Intelligence Officer Ihor Dunayskyi: the First Steps in the United States in the Interests of Independent Ukraine


Enigma — a Riddle for World Intelligences of the 1920s-1930s

The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine keeps and uses for educational purposes one of the few working models of the Nazi Enigma encryption machine. This trophy machine, which was used by the Wehrmacht during the Second World War, in 1949 through a special encryption service got to a special unit in Lviv, and in the independent Ukraine — to the technical unit of the SZRU.

August 31, 1932, Anatoliy Baronin, an “Outstanding Master of Espionage,” Was Born