The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine ( Sluzhba zovnishn’oyi rozvidky Ukrayiny) is an independent state body, which carries out its intelligence activities in political, economic, military and technical, scientific and technical, information and ecological spheres and subordinates directly to the President of Ukraine.
The Constitution of Ukraine, the Act of Ukraine on Intelligence bodies and other norms and regulations of Ukraine are the principal guidance to the SZRU activities.
The original missions of the SZRU are assigned as follows:
collecting, evaluating, analyzing and disseminate intelligence to the heads of the highest decision-making bodies of Ukraine in accordance with the applicable law;
implementing special measures to further state policy of Ukraine in political, economic, military and technical, ecological and information spheres, as well as to contribute to national defense, foster economic development, and promote science and technology;
safeguarding Ukrainian missions abroad, providing security to the staff and their family members in the host country as well as attached officers who have access to data of state secret;
participating in international operations addressing such high-priority issues as organized crime, terrorism, drug trafficking, illegal trade of arms and respective technologies, and illegal migration;
providing counter measures to external threats that can affect......