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Zelenskyy holds military meeting on procuring drones and EWs, combating air terrorism

Zelenskyy holds military meeting on procuring drones and EWs, combating air terrorism Photo: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy today, April 4, held a regular meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff. The situation on the front line, procurement of electronic warfare equipment and drones, and countering the airstrikes of the Russian army were discussed, says the head of state on Telegram.

"The Staff. The main issues are the front, the drones, electronic warfare means, and air defense," the President wrote.

Zelenskyy noted the report of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Oleksandr Syrskyi, on the situation in the main frontline directions.

"The results of stabilization actions, which helped to stop the advance of Russian occupiers (were discussed - ed.). Intelligence data on the enemy's further plans and our actions in response," the head of state said.

Also, there were reports by Minister of Defense Rustem Umerov on implementing contracts for buying drones and electronic warfare (EW) systems, and discussions were held about preparing new agreements.

"I instructed to provide similar reports on the missile program," Zelenskyy said.

Chief of the General Staff Anatoliy Barhylevych also reported on the fight against the tools of Russian aerial terror.

"The results of using EW, mobile fire groups, and air defense. A number of instructions for further improvement of our tactics," added the President.

Shelling of Kharkiv on April 4

The Russian invaders attacked Kharkiv with Shahed drones overnight Several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) damaged private and apartment buildings. During the second strike, three rescuers who were engaged in eliminating the consequences of the previous hit were killed. Currently, there are reports of 12 wounded and 4 killed due to the Russian attack on Kharkiv.

As noted by the Ukrainian Air Force, on the night of April 4, the enemy attacked Kharkiv and the region with Shahed-131/136 strike UAVs from the Kursk region (Russia). A total of 20 Shaheds were launched. Air defense systems shot down 11 of them. For more details on the consequences of the attack, read the material by RBC-Ukraine.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reacted to the latest attack of the occupiers on Kharkiv. The head of state stated that strengthening Ukraine's air defense capabilities will help save lives and emphasized that "Russian terrorists will be held accountable" for such attacks.