SBU’s chief Valentyn Nalyvajchenko says his service is to be tailored on West Ukraine’s nationalists’ secret service. “There is no need to reinvent the wheel,” he said, speaking to The Den Apr. 1.
“The reformed SBU must be based on the traditions and approaches of OUN-UPA security service which operated in 1930-1950s. That service acted against the aggressor [Communist Russia], had a strong patriotic dimension, effective counterintelligence and unprecedented support of the local population,” Nalyvajchenko said.
“I studied well the traditions and tactics of the leaders of the OUN-UPA secret service when I was in opposition,” V. Nalyvajchenko said.