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Poroshenko appointed new intel chief hoping for fresh impetus to military intelligence in Ukraine

Poroshenko appointed new intel chief hoping for fresh impetus to military intelligence in UkraineUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed chief of the Main Intelligence Department of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine Major-General Vasyl Burba to the department's personnel, the president's press service reported Monday, Interfax.

Speaking at the introduction, Ukrainian leader said: "I have no doubt that this appointment will give a fresh impetus to the activity of military intelligence in Ukraine."

Poroshenko outlined significant improvements in the military intelligence's performance in the past two years, exemplifying change for the better in quality of information provided by intelligence officers, the press service said.

Poroshenko also noted an improvement in interaction between the military intelligence directorate and other local security agencies, namely the SBU Security Service of Ukraine.

He also said that the data exchange between respective agencies of Ukraine's partner states had become better.

Burba was appointed to head the Ukrainian military intelligence directorate on October 15, 2016.

He has previously worked in the Security Service of Ukraine and partook in the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas.
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