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The military intelligence of Ukraine receives three times less money than the SBU


MOSCOW, 5 Aug. Ukrainian military intelligence (Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, GUR MOU) is funded in more than three times less than the budget of the Security Service of Ukraine, follows from the materials of the study “Military Intelligence” (available at the disposal of RIA Novosti), which is expected to be published in the near future. “The total budget of the GUR MOU for 2020 was 3.565 billion hryvnia (130 million dollars). – ed.), But more than three times less than the cost of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine – ed.) – 15 billion hryvnia (547 million dollars), “- said in a study edited by renowned military experts Ruslan Pukhov and Paul Robinson (Canada ). The study is based on information from numerous open sources. According to its own estimates, the SDM MOU, the volume of its funding barely exceeds 50% of needs (47% in 2019). First of all, we are talking about the lack of funds for the modernization of the fleet of military and special equipment, two-thirds of which have reached the age of 25 years. In 2015-2019, only centrally subordinated military intelligence units were provided with new equipment, the study notes. The headquarters of the GUR MOU is located on Rybalsky Island within the boundaries of Kiev, this explains the unofficial name of the department – “Ostrov”. The number of personnel of the GUR MOU is classified. Ukrainian security forces hold exercises on the border with Belarus and Russia

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