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Zelenskyy held another Staff meeting: Shells and drones issues discussed

Zelenskyy held another Staff meeting: Shells and drones issues discussed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held another meeting of the Staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, the issue of shells and drones was discussed, according to Zelenskyy's post on Telegram.

"Avdiivka, Kupiansk, the south - all the most important directions of our actions. Detailed reports from Commander Zaluzhnyi, commanders Syrskii, Tarnavskyi, Moskaliov, Hnatov, and others," he said.

According to Zelenskyy, another focus of the Staff meeting was on projectiles.

"Search for new contracts, interact with partners regarding the rhythm of MTD, and constantly increase our production. Also, drones work on increasing both the volume and range of application," he said.

In addition, the president heard a report on the protection of front-line and border territories, especially from Russian aerial terror.

"I instructed to prepare detailed plans for further covering cities, communities, and critical objects from the air," he added.

Shells for Ukraine

In March of last year, the defense and foreign ministers of the EU agreed on a plan for joint procurement of ammunition for Ukraine. It envisages providing the Armed Forces with 1 million shells over the next 12 months.

However, in November 2023, the EU informed its members that it was unlikely to be able to deliver the promised 1 million artillery shells to Ukraine. This plan is supposed to be implemented by March 2024.

Later, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Kyiv still expects to receive all the artillery shells and called on EU leaders to push for this matter.

At the same time, Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur urged EU countries to contribute to supplying one million shells to Ukraine.