President Zelenskyy: Strengthening air defense in Kharkiv, Sumy, and the south is urgent

April 5,2024 258
President Zelenskyy: Strengthening air defense in Kharkiv, Sumy, and the south is urgent

“Bolstering air defense for Kharkiv, Sumy and our southern regions is an urgent necessity,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a traditional address to the Ukrainian nation on April 4.

I wish you health, dear Ukrainians!

I held a meeting of the Staff, primarily on the production and supply of drones and electronic warfare equipment for this year. There was a detailed report on contracts, everything was as specific as possible – no empty words, only clear written agreements with manufacturers, clear financing, and clear delivery deadlines. Everyone responsible for this area did a really good job. We will be stronger in terms of all types of drones and electronic warfare. I have set a similar task for the missile program – to work out everything in detail so that the Ukrainian Defense Forces can rely on robust and increasing missile support for our actions.

There was also a detailed report from the Commander-in-Chief on all those areas of the front where the Russian army expected to succeed at the moment. We managed to stabilize our positions. The Commander-in-Chief reported on our actions that prevent the occupier from advancing. Given the shortage of shells and a significant slowdown in supplies, these results are really good.

I am grateful to all the soldiers and commanders who ensure the results on the battlefield. The resilience of each of them is the resilience of our entire Ukraine.

There was also the first report of the new Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, General Ivashchenko, on specific actions in his position and specific FIS activities. The plans were approved.

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