Zelensky held a three-hour meeting: the front, fortifications, weapons production and new air defense | News of Ukraine

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President Vladimir Zelensky held an almost three-hour headquarters meeting and announced an increase in air defense systems for Ukraine. This is what he’s talking about told in his evening video message.

“Held Headquarters. Various questions, different aspects of defense. Lasted: almost three hours. Questions of the military. Questions of veterans. Questions of brigades. Questions of fortifications. Questions of weapons production. We are working separately to implement all our agreements with partners regarding new weapons production – joint production and general repair base. The task is to strengthen Ukraine as much as possible, and every month we must add strength to our defense,” he said.

The President noted the Ukrainian defenders of the sky, who destroyed 30 Shahed kamikaze drones over the past night, and over the past week – 104 out of 112 drones launched by Russia.

“And the destruction of each is a saved life and saved infrastructure. I thank all the soldiers of our mobile fire groups, the pilots and engineers of the Air Force and all our anti-aircraft gunners. Well done! There were also shooting down missiles this week – in particular, ballistic ones. “Petriots” “Nasamsi”, “Cheetahs” and other systems provided by partners work perfectly. I thank everyone in the world who helps! ” Zelensky said.

He said that Ukraine is preparing to further strengthen its air defense – and there are already agreements on this.

The President noted that the topic of air defense is heard in almost all negotiations with partners, announced more air defense systems and more sky protection.

  • On December 7, the Cabinet of Ministers allocated more than UAH 788 million. for mine clearance and fortifications.
  • On December 14, Germany transferred a second Patriot air defense system to Ukraine in a new military aid package.
  • On the night of December 16, Russia sent 31 Shahed-type kamikaze drones to Ukraine, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported. Air defense forces shot down 30 enemy UAVs, and half of those in the north were shot down by the Ukrainian military with machine guns and man-portable air defense systems.

Read also: “Not just frontal attacks.” How Ukraine is moving to active defense and why this is normal

Source: liga.net

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