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We normalise situation and prepare next steps – Zelenskyy after Supreme Commander-in-Chief Staff meeting

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 20:39
We normalise situation and prepare next steps – Zelenskyy after Supreme Commander-in-Chief Staff meeting

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has held a meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief in an expanded format, where commanders of troops of operational directions reported on the current situation at the front.

Source: Zelenskyy in a video address

Quote: "We are leveling the situation, doing everything to prepare our actions planned for the future, for the nearest future…


The Commander-in-Chief reported on the overall situation at the front, with a special emphasis on mobilisation, the specific situation, on how and what is being done.

I heard detailed reports at the Staff’s meeting on each combat position, each hottest spot. General (Oleksandr) Syrskyi reported on the Bakhmut front and Khortytsia Air Defence Command – how we are defending our positions, how we are strengthening this particular front and how much enemy forces we are killing.

General (Yurii) Sodol reported on the Vuhledar front, Donetsk operational and tactical group. The situation is very difficult. We are fighting. We are breaking the invaders' [defences] and inflicting extremely tangible losses on Russia. I repeat again and again: the more Russia loses there, in Donbas – Bakhmut, Vuhledar, Marinka, Kreminna – the sooner we can end this war with Ukraine's victory."


Details: Zelenskyy also heard a report on the situation in the south. In particular, the situation on the Odesa front has not changed, and "we are controlling all potential prospects".

General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi reported on the "specific results of the defence" of the Tavria operational and strategic group of troops. 

There was a report by General Serhii Naiev about the northern front and Kyiv. "The General reported that the situation is completely under control – as well as along the entire northern border," Zelenskyy said.

The president said that the minister of internal affairs reported on forming new Offensive Guard [Hvardiia Nastupu, a project of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine that aims to form new assault brigades to support the army – ed.] brigades. 

"There are great results. It is a very useful experience showing how people can and should be motivated," Zelenskyy noted.

The president added he would continue this format of work both at the Staff meeting and in informing the society on defence management. 

"I want our people to know and understand that we get ready and keep things under control, and how we do that. Of course, military issues, details of intelligence actions cannot be told in full. But I want our people to enjoy some certainty right now, and a feeling that Ukraine is moving towards its goals," Zelenskyy emphasised.

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