In the NISS a meeting occurred between Oleksandr Lytvynenko, director of the Institute, and Bartosz Cichocki, newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine

The meeting was aimed at discussion on the upcoming visit of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to Warsaw, where he has to meet with the leaders of Poland, the USA, Belgium, Lithuania and Georgia.

The conversation during the meeting concerned  the issues of development of Polish-Ukrainian relations and the help of Western countries in de-escalation of the situation in Donbass. Mr. Lytvynenko expressed, inter alia, the necessity of foreign investments for empowerment of economic, political and defence capabilities of Ukraine. The director of the Institute also mentioned that Russia in the field of international policy acts in accordance with its ambitions rather than in accordance with its real capacities of influence on the balance of power. Therefore international solidarity in support of Ukraine is utterly important not for security of the Ukrainian state alone, but also for maintenance of international peace and security.

The parties also discussed three main directions of Polish-Ukrainian cooperation:

  1. Economic policy;
  2. Migration policy;
  3. Support of the Ukrainian agenda in the field of international security.

At the end of the meeting the parties agreed upon multi-vectoral cooperation between analytical institutions in Poland and Ukraine.