In the course of the meeting between Yulia Pidkomorna, Acting State Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, and representatives of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency issues pertaining to energy security were touched upon.
The attendees discussed the issues of developing functional requirements for software, designing and re-equipping the dispatch room and creating the Interagency Operational Headquarters (IOS) of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, which should function as a center for information gathering and coordination of measures to manage, counteract, prevent and respond to possible threats to energy infrastructure.
"The existence of such situational centers is of paramount importance for strengthening energy security, which is a critical part of Ukraine's national security," the Acting State Secretary underscored. She also thanked the U.S. side for the assistance called to strengthen and expand Ukraine's ability to respond to nuclear incidents related to the physical security of nuclear materials.
The participants of the meeting presented the results of the work on the establishment of the Interagency Operational Headquarters.