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Zelenskyy holds Commander-in-Chief's Staff meeting: Several key issues discussed

Zelenskyy holds Commander-in-Chief's Staff meeting: Several key issues discussed Photo: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy today, April 29, held a meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff. Several key issues were discussed, according to the president's Telegram channel.

According to the president, during the Staff meeting, a report was heard from the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi, regarding the situation on the main combat fronts. This included information about the delivery of expected weaponry to Ukraine.

There was also a report from the Head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, the Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Vasyl Maliuk, and representatives of the Coordinating Staff regarding negotiations for the release of captives.

"It is extremely important that our state maintains clear communication with the families of the captives. Regarding each name, each person, there must be clarity - to the extent possible - about the efforts being made to bring our people back home," Zelenskyy said.

Russian threats of advance

Russian propagandists have begun spreading information about their preparations for an advance on Kharkiv. In recent months, there has been an increase in Russian shelling of Kharkiv and the northeastern border of Ukraine. This has led to significant damage to Ukraine's infrastructure due to delays in supplying weaponry to the Ukrainian military.

Additionally, since the beginning of 2024, Russia has been stalling on the issue of prisoner exchanges. The last major captives exchange with Russia took place on January 31, 2024, when Ukraine was able to repatriate 207 citizens from Russian captivity.