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The new logo of the Intelligence Service of Ukraine caused a commotion in Russian high officials. The Head of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Konstantin Kosachev said that the emblem with an owl piercing a sword on the territory of Russia “concentrates the essence of all the Ukrainian policy towards Russia”.
“The Military Doctrine of Ukraine stipulates that the Moscow regime is the main enemy of the Ukrainian state. The emblem of Ukrainian military intelligence, which it represents, very angered Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. A night owl, as you know, eating bats (a symbol of the Russian Intelligence), and the inscription on the Ukrainian emblem – “The wise will rule over the stars” – dominates the motto of Russians “only the stars above us”, reads the report.