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Foreign Intelligence Service Head Lytvynenko Graduated From Russian FSB Academy’s Institute Of Cryptography, C

Foreign Intelligence Service Head Lytvynenko Graduated From Russian FSB Academy’s Institute Of Cryptography, Communications And Information Technology

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The head of Ukraine’s Foreign Intelligence Service, Oleksandr Lytvynenko, graduated from the Russian Federal Security Service Academy’s Institute of Cryptography, Communications, and Information Technology with a degree in applied mathematics.

This is stated in information on the website of the National Institute for Strategic Studies, where Lytvynenko worked as a director, the Ukrainian News Agency reports.

According to the information, Lytvynenko is a doctor of political sciences, a professor, a “merited scientist and engineer of Ukraine,” a civil servant of the second rank, and a major general in the military reserve.

He was awarded the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise (degree V) and the "25 Years of Ukrainian Independence" presidential medal.

The newly appointed head of the Foreign Intelligence Service graduated from Britain’s Royal College of Defense Studies (RCDS) in 2013 and the Taras Shevchenko National University (Kyiv) with a degree in jurisprudence in 2009.

In addition, Lytvynenko graduated from the Federal Security Service of Russia’s Institute of Cryptography, Communications, and Information Technology with a degree in applied mathematics in 1994.

According to the information on the website, he passed a lustration check in 2015.

Lytvynenko was an officer, a senior officer, and the chief specialist at the Security Service of Ukraine’s Main Directorate of Government Communications from 1994 to 1998. He was also a senior consultant, a head of department, a deputy director/head of department, and the first deputy director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies from 1998 to 2005.

He was a head of department, the head of a commission of experts, and the head of the department of state security at the secretariat of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council from 2005 to 2007. He was the deputy head of the department of information and analytical support for the Security Service of Ukraine from 2007 to 2009.

From 2009 to 2010, he was an advisor to the director of the Institute for National Security Affairs, which operates under the National Security and Defense Council. From 2010 to 2014, he was the deputy director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies.

Lytvynenko was the deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council from 2014 to 2019.

He has been the director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies since 2019.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has dismissed Valerii Kondratiuk as the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service and appointed the National Institute for Strategic Studies’ Director Oleksandr Lytvynenko to replace him.





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