Administration of State Guard of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Управління державної охорони України) is a law enforcement agency of special assignment that is subordinated to the President of Ukraine and under control of Verkhovna Rada.
The agency was created on January 15, 1992 as Administration in guarding the higher officials and was renamed in the summer of the same year. Its direct history as a direct successor of the Soviet state structure, it traces back to 1975 when the 9th KGB service was created out of the Ministry of State Security of Ukrainian SSR. From September of 1991 to January of 1992 the service was called the 9th Guard Administration of the National Security Service of Ukraine.
Providing security for higher officials however has much longer history in Ukraine. Such services are known to be existed in the Cossack Hetmanate and the Ukrainian State.