On September 17, a meeting occurred between the NISS Director Oleksandr Lytvynenko and the representatives of the Special Monitoring Mission OSCE to Ukraine (SMMU). The meeting was attended by Boriša Falatar, Head of the OSCE SMM Kyiv Office, and Andrea Fungenzi, Head of the Political and Economic Affairs Department SMMU. The meeting, that was conducted as a ZOOM-conference, was also attended by the head of the NISS Center for Society Studies Yulia Tyshchenko.
During the meeting the parties discussed the current security situation in Ukraine on the eve of the local elections and prospects for a peaceful resolution of the situation on the occupied territories in Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts, as well as ways to overcome the crisis and ensure sustainable economic and social development of Ukraine, even in the context of the ongoing conflict with Russia.
Oleksandr Lytvynenko also informed the OSCE representatives regarding the new National Security Strategy of Ukraine.