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Zelensky promotes Yevdokymov to Head of Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine

Earlier, Valeriy Yevdokymov was Deputy Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service
14:44, 20 September 2019

Valeriy Yevdokymov
Ukraine’s Foreign Intelligence service

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky fired Valeriy Yevdokymov from the position of Deputy Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service and appointed him the head of this agency. Such decrees were published on the website of the president.

It is noted that Zelensky has appointed Yevdokymov the Deputy Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service in July this year.

In 2013, Yevdokymov held the office of the Department Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

On September 12, the President of Ukraine dismissed Vladyslav Bukhariev from the office of the Head of Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine and appointed him the First Deputy Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Directorate on Fight against Corruption and Organized Crime of the Central Department of the SBU.

The new Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service was born on November 17, 1969 in Rivne. He graduated from the Border Guard Forces Institute, SBU National Academy, and Kyiv Mohyla Business School. Yevdokymov served in the Border Guard Forces, State Security Administration and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. Valeriy Yevdokymov is a Major General. He was awarded the Order of Danylo Halytsky and a decoration from the President of Ukraine “For Participation in Anti-Terrorist Operation.

“He is a professional analyst, who has been involved in providing information support to the State Border Guard Service for many years, has experience in operational and search activities," the Foreign Intelligence Service website reports.

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As it was reported earlier, the chiefs of five regional branches of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) were fired on June 11. Two deputy heads of SBU were relieved from duties as well. 'According to our information, these people were involved in many illegal actions, including those committed during the electoral campaign', Ryaboshapka said.

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