President Vladimir Zelensky awarded the rank of lieutenant general to the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Kirill Budanov. The corresponding decree published on the website of the head of state.
Zelensky promoted Budanov to the rank on September 7, when Ukraine celebrates Military Intelligence Day.
Thus, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate became the youngest lieutenant general in Ukraine, he is 37 years old.
This rank is the second in the hierarchy of the Ukrainian army, the same is held by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Sergei Shaptala.
The next and highest rank (four stars) is “general” – this is only available to the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny.
- Budanov said that the war should be transferred to the territory of the Russian Federation, the wider the operations there, the better.
- According to the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate, after the victory of Ukraine, revanchism will arise in Russia; it will take at least 10 years to restore the military aspect.
- Budanov: Putin and his entourage in the Russian Federation are called “the club for those over 70.” The agents reported this to us.
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