President Zelenskyy outlines Ukraine’s priorities

April 23,2024 210
President Zelenskyy outlines Ukraine’s priorities

“The four priorities are: air defense, modern artillery, long-range capability, and ensuring that the American aid arrives as quickly as possible,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a traditional address to the Ukrainian nation on April 22.

I wish you health, fellow Ukrainians!

Today was a very long day, and most of it was spent on military issues.

I held a meeting of the Staff. In particular, there were reports on the performance of our defense industry – the long-term contracts that are already in place and being fulfilled, and the ones that still require special attention – greater attention. Everyone in the Government of Ukraine and in our Defense Forces clearly understands the tasks at hand. Of course, there was a report by the Commander-in-Chief on the situation at the front. There was also a separate military report today after the Staff’s meeting. The Chief of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine has just delivered a report. Obviously, now all our potential must work even more than one hundred percent to keep the situation under control and return the initiative to Ukraine. Especially since now we finally have a positive shift in terms of American assistance, and are working to ensure that the Ukrainian potential is backed up with exactly the kind of weapons that our warriors need. Not only to hold out, but also to act – to act vigorously in pursuit of Ukrainian goals, to protect our people. Today I spoke with President Biden about this very issue.

I am grateful to Mr. President, his team, everyone in the United States Congress, personally to Speaker Johnson, and all who support the active defense of freedom, for the decision that benefits our protection from Russian terror and our ability to end the war justly, with true peace for all Ukrainians.

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