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Ukrainian intelligence withdraws from CIS cooperation agreement

It will continue to work with its partners in the Euro-Atlantic intelligence community.

Ukrainian intelligence withdraws from CIS cooperation agreement
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The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine (FISU) has started the procedure for withdrawal from the 1992 agreement on the principles and basic directions in cooperation between security agencies and intelligence services of the CIS member states.

"The participation of the Ukrainian intelligence in this agreement alongside Russian special services is absurd, taking into account the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which is now in its fifth year. The Ukrainian intelligence is reliably informed that back in 2014, Russian special services sent a powerful resource to prevent Ukraine from leaving the Kremlin's orbit. It is becoming increasingly clear that the Russian special services had been carrying this large-scale operation in Ukraine long before the open armed attack against our country in 2014," the FISU said on its website.

According to the FISU, the Russian special services are engaged in subversion and espionage in the West too.

"The FISU, together with its partners in the Euro-Atlantic intelligence community, will continue its active work aimed at the identification and neutralization of destructive activities of the Russian special services," it added.

The law on the non-prolongation of the friendship treaty with Russia was published in the parliament's official newspaper and thus came into force on 12 December.

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