Zelenskyy says Ukraine has enough landmines and concrete to fortify defenses

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 21:02

Following the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff meeting, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated that the gathering has discussed reinforcing fortifications in the regions and air defence.

Source: Zelenskyy's address on 28 November

Quote: "First up – fortification. We are significantly enhancing our fortifications. There were detailed reports at all levels: The General Staff, the Ministry of Defense, the Prime Minister, regional authorities, commanders of the operational and strategic military formations. All finances are available. All decisions are in place.

There should be comprehensive corresponding work in the communities. Everything is fully itemized – our country will definitely have enough mines and concrete. We need greater speed and efficiency, and everyone who is responsible for this has clear tasks."

Details: The meeting also analysed recent Russian attacks on Ukraine and air defence tactics. Zelenskyy stressed the necessity of enhancing mobile fire groups and noted the effectiveness of Western-supplied Patriot and NASAMS air defence missile systems in Ukraine. The gathering also discussed the situation on the battlefield.

Quote: "Special attention was paid to the Donetsk directions: Avdiivka, Maryinka, and the Bakhmut area. Over the last 24 hours, the most intense hostilities were observed there. I thank all our warriors for their strength and resilience. The Kupyansk direction – I want to particularly highlight the holding of our positions there. We also discussed our actions on the southern fronts."

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