Address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, August 16, 2023

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Address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, August 16, 2023

“Everything that was mentioned in our combat brigades is now the job of the General Staff, government officials and the Staff,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Good health to you, fellow Ukrainians!

I held a meeting of the Staff today. Frontline issues that are currently important. Defense issues that are strategically important.

The commanders reported on the situation in the eastern and southern directions. The Commander-in-Chief and the Ministry of Defense spoke about munitions. Deputy Prime Minister Fedorov and the State Special Communications Service spoke about drones and our technological capabilities in general.

In each combat brigade, warriors first ask about drones, electronic warfare, and military air defense.

The answer to such questions is our work with partners to supply the necessary drones and systems, and our work here in Ukraine. Production is necessary. We are increasing production significantly. However, we need to systematize what is already being supplied to the troops and used. Drones are the “eyes” and protection on the frontline. Of different ranges, for different purposes. Drones are a guarantee that people will not have to pay with their lives when drones can be used.

Basically, everything we’ve recently talked about with the boys in Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions, in our combat brigades, is now the job of the General Staff, government officials, and the Staff. The tasks are clear.

I also had a long meeting today regarding our international activities now, in the second half of August. New defense packages. New political decisions for Ukraine. Support for our country and people. This August should be fruitful for Ukraine – this is a task for the entire team of our country, for each and every one who works for the success of Ukraine.

Full text of the address: Office of the President of Ukraine


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