SBU released a statement on Dec. 31, Censor.NET reports.
Valerii Malikov was the chief of the Security Service of Ukraine during the state's first independent years.
"He put significant efforts in the development of SBU into a professional and efficient secret service," the statement reads.
The leadership and personnel of SBU extend their condolences to Valerii Malikov's family and friends.
The farewell ceremony will take place on Jan. 3, 2017 in Culture and Arts Club of SBU.
Volunteer Army fighter Hennadii Levytskyi killed in ATO area Aug. 30, - Mykolaiv Governor Savchenko. PHOTO(0)