On April 18, a working meeting with representatives of the OSCE SMM in Ukraine took place in the Main Directorate. Mission objectives are to help reduce tensions and maintain peace, stability and security in Ukraine. The OSCE SMM monitors the observance of human rights, promotes dialogue, collects security information and sets out facts relating to specific field incidents.
During the meeting, the Deputy Head of the Main Department for the Prevention of Emergencies, Mykhailo Vovk briefly described the potential dangers of man-made and natural disasters that may arise in the Odesa region and assured that the units of the Main Directorate of the SES of Ukraine in the Odesa oblast for their intended use. For its part, Farhad Abdurakhmonov, the advisor to the Head of the Mission for environment, and observer of the OSCE SMM Odesa Office Irene Ballesteros expressed their desire for cooperation in environmental security in the Odesa region.