Zelenskyy holds meeting of Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff

Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Volodymyr Zelenskyy

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting of the Supreme High Command, where he received detailed reports from the front, as well as on the situation in the main areas of active operations, the president wrote on Telegram on March 18.

“(We) got reports on the expenditure and supply of ammunition, intelligence data,” the President said.

“We also reviewed the status of the implementation of contracts and contracts for future periods: the purchase and production of equipment, weapons, and shells.”

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Zelenskyy also listened to reports on the implementation of previous decisions of the Supreme High Command. In particular, regarding the protection of critical infrastructure objects: energy, water, and gas supply.

The head of state heard from Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov, the heads of Naftogaz and UkrEnergo, Oleksiy Chernyshov and Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, respectively.

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Additionally, during the briefing, they discussed the continuation of defensive lines construction. Reports were heard from Shmyhal and the head of the Ministry of Defense’s special transport service, Bohdan Bondar.

Earlier, Zelenskyy stated that three defense lines are being built in Ukraine along the entire frontline and on the border with Belarus.

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On March 3, the head of the Zaporizhzhya Regional State Administration Ivan Fedorov announced that, at the president’s instruction, the Cabinet of Ministers had allocated a record-breaking over 1.3 billion hryvnias ($33 million) for the construction of fortifications in the Zaporizhzhya direction.

On Feb. 13, Denys Shmyhal mentioned that the Cabinet of Ministers had already allocated 20 billion hryvnias ($513 million) for fortifications in 2024.

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