FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE ACTIVITIES
The Security Service of Ukraine – a special-purpose state agency with law-enforcement functions, responsible for state security of Ukraine.
The activities of the Security Service of Ukraine, its bodies and officers is based on the principles of legality, respect for human rights and dignity, nonpartisanship and responsibility before the people of Ukraine.
The Security Service of Ukraine in its operational activities is committed to the principles of single command and collegiality, publicity and secrecy.
The armed aggression of Russia in the East of the state and the annexation of Crimea caused development of new approaches to the reforming and further activities of our state security sector agencies.
Joint groundwork in the light of foreign experience resulted in drafting and approval by the Decree of the President of Ukraine of March 14, 2016 #92/2016 of the “Concept of the Security and Defense Sector Development”, which defines the ideology of security and defense capabilities of Ukraine in midterm, which were formed on the basis of assessment of the security environment, financial and economic capabilities of the state, conducted in the process of the security and defense sector of Ukraine complex inspection.
According to its provisions, the Security Service of Ukraine is responsible for:
the counterintelligence protection of state sovereignty, constitutional order, territorial integrity, economic, scientific and technical, defense capabilities, information security of Ukraine, vital interests of the state, rights and freedoms of the citizens from foreign secret services intrusions, separate organizations, groups and persons, which pose a threat to the national security of Ukraine;
counteraction to intelligence, reconnaissance and sabotage activities and other illegal activities of the foreign secret services, separate organizations, groups and persons, which pose a threat to the national security of Ukraine;
counterintelligence protection of state authorities, scientific and technical, defense capabilities, defense-industry and transport complexes, national system of telecommunications and its facilities, critical infrastructure facilities of strategic importance;
prevention, detection, and solving of crimes against peace and human security, which are committed in the cyberspace; taking counterintelligence, operational and search measures, directed at combating cyberterrorism and cyberespionage; counteraction to cybercrimes, possible results of which pose a threat to the vital interests of Ukraine; investigation of cyberincidents and cyberattacks on the state electronic information resources, the information, which is to be protected according to the law, critical information infrastructure and its separate facilities; testing of preparedness to protect critical informational infrastructure facilities from possible cyberattacks and cyberincidents; ensuring of response to the computer incidents in the state security sphere;
taking of complex administrative law, organizational, operational and search, operational and technical actions on counteraction to terrorist activities, including international, and terrorism financing;
counteraction to crimes, which pose a threat to state security of Ukraine (with further staged optimization as required by law of the Security Service of Ukraine responsibilities in this area);
detecting and counteraction to transnational and interregional organized criminal groups, combating signs of the organized crimes in different areas (with further staged optimization as required by law of the Security Service of Ukraine responsibilities in this sphere);
counteraction to special information operations and influences of the foreign secret services, organizations, groups and persons;
combating trafficking and illegal use of eavesdropping equipment;
conducting of information and analytical activities in the interests of the state security of Ukraine;
prevention of crimes against state security of Ukraine.
Achieving of the expected result is provided by:
establishing of effective system of meeting new threats to national security of Ukraine in the area of state security and improving of mechanisms of early detection and reaction to them in the framework of further state security and defense sector development;
changes of legal, organizational and other fundamentals of the Security Service of Ukraine performance in the light of modern experience of the NATO and EU member-states secret services, democratic transformations in the society, integration course of Ukraine in European and Euro-Atlantic economic, political and security space;
fundamental updating of information and analytical work in the activities of the Security Service of Ukraine, introduction of innovative information technologies in data processing, maximum decrease of the law-enforcement nature data in the national secret service data base;
enhancement and gaining of necessary operational and technical capabilities by bodies and units of the Security Service of Ukraine on intelligence data gathering;
deepening of the Security Service of Ukraine interaction with the other actors of the security and defense sector, government authorities, establishments and organizations on the new grounds;
improvement of available and creation of new mechanisms of partnership links with the foreign secret services in compliance with the national legislation and international agreements.
For the Attention of the SBU Head