Support Us

Zelenskyy orders rapid building of fortifications on "all major fronts"

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 21:33
Zelenskyy orders rapid building of fortifications on all major fronts
Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Stock photo: Getty Images

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has held a meeting with the military leadership in Zaporizhzhia, where they discussed the construction of fortifications on the contact line with the Russian forces. 

Source: Zelenskyy’s evening address 

Quote: "I have just held two important meetings in Zaporizhzhia. An operational one with the military, with Generals Tarnavskyi, Moskaliov, Litvinov and all those responsible for defence here in Zaporizhzhia. The second meeting was actually a nationwide meeting on fortifications. On all major fronts where we need to boost and accelerate the construction of [defensive] structures. Of course, maximum attention is paid primarily to Avdiivka, Marinka and other fronts in Donetsk Oblast. The Kupiansk district in Kharkiv Oblast, as well as the Kupiansk-Lyman defensive line. And the whole of Kharkiv, and Sumy, and Chernihiv, and Kyiv, and Rivne oblasts, and Volyn. Kherson Oblast in the south as well."


Details: The president said representatives of regional authorities, military leaders, Defence Minister Rustem Umierov and his deputy Oleksandr Pavliuk also presented reports at the meeting.

Quote: "We discussed the mobilisation of resources, the motivation of private business in this work, and financing. The priority is obvious. I am grateful to everyone working on this kind of construction and on the production of materials."

More details: Zelenskyy added that they had also discussed the needs that Ukraine will work on with its partners to strengthen the defence lines.

Quote: "Special attention is being paid to the construction of shelters in schools, in particular here in Zaporizhzhia and the oblast, so that children can study at least in a mixed format – offline as well."


  • On 29 November, following a meeting of the Staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Zelenskyy stated that they had discussed reinforcing fortifications in the regions and air defence.

Support UP or become our patron!