On April 25, 2025, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Lytvynenko met with members of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (UCCRO). The meeting was also attended by the head of the State Service for Ethnic Policy and Freedom of Conscience, Viktor Yelenskyy.

During the meeting, the parties discussed various aspects of the activities of Ukrainian churches and religious organizations under martial law. In particular, they emphasized the importance of the ministry and status of the clergy and the pastoral, humanitarian, spiritual and psychological activities of the denominations during the war with the Russian aggressor. 

The participants of the meeting noted the importance of continuing the international activities of churches and religious organizations to advocate for Ukraine, to convey to the world the truth about Russian aggression and crimes, and to facilitate support for Ukraine from different countries.

The meeting noted the achievements in the field of military chaplaincy since the adoption of the relevant law and discussed ways to further develop chaplaincy service in the Defense Forces of Ukraine.

The meeting was attended by the heads and authorized representatives of the Ukrainian Bible Society, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, the All-Ukrainian Union of Evangelical Christian Baptist Churches, the Ukrainian Pentecostal Church, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ukraine, Ukrainian Lutheran Church, Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine, Religious Administration of Muslims of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Union of Jewish Religious Organizations of Ukraine, and Institute for Religious Freedom.