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Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff meeting: Reports on front, energy, and air defense strengthening

Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff meeting: Reports on front, energy, and air defense strengthening Photo: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Getty Images)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Today, on April 15, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a regular meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff. The two most important topics for Ukraine were discussed: the frontline and energy, according to the President.

Frontline situation

At the meeting, Oleksandr Syrskyi, the Commander-in-Chief, reported on the situation on the main fronts, defense needs, and future actions of Ukraine.

The head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, Oleh Ivashchenko, and the Chief of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, also presented the data regarding possible actions of the Russian army.

Zelenskyy listened to the report of Defense Minister Rustem Umerov on contracts for the supply of weapons, EW systems, and drones.

Situation in the energy sector

"Representatives of the energy sector - the Ministry of Energy, Energoatom, Ukrenergo, Naftogaz - reported on the efforts they are making to protect systems, restore damaged generation, and reconnect consumers," Zelenskyy wrote.

There was also a report from Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov on the protection of critical infrastructure, especially in the frontline and border regions.

"It is obvious that physical protection alone cannot fully shield certain objects from terrorist attacks. Only effective air defense can do this. We are grateful to those friends who understand this and quickly responded to our calls to support the Ukrainian air shield. But the intensity of Russian attacks requires greater unity. By defending Israel, the free world has demonstrated that such unity is not only possible but also 100% effective," noted the President.

According to Zelenskyy, decisive actions by allies prevented the success of terror and the loss of infrastructure, forcing the aggressor to cool down.

"The same is possible in protecting Ukraine against terror, which, like Israel, is not a NATO member. And this does not require the activation of Article 5, only political will is enough," believes Zelenskyy.

Shelling of Ukraine

Russian army has intensified shelling of Ukraine since March. It used kamikaze drones and missiles.

The main target of the enemy was Ukraine's energy infrastructure. As a result, there were power outages across the country.

In particular, on April 11, the enemy destroyed the Trypillia thermal power plant in Kyiv region. It was the most powerful power plant in the region and the largest supplier of electricity to Kyiv, Cherkasy and Zhytomyr regions.

Due to the attack, Centrenergo lost all of its generation.