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Zelenskyy holds military briefing, highlights separate drone discussion

Zelenskyy holds military briefing, highlights separate drone discussion President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy today, on December 20, held a meeting with military officials. The discussion included a separate conversation on the topic of drones, according to a statement from the head of Ukraine.

"Conferece call. Military report on the situation at the front. Internal situation - security, report from law enforcement, elimination of the consequences of Russian shelling in Kherson - intense shelling. We will respond to the enemy," the statement reads.

According to the President, there was also a report from the Defense Intelligence regarding occupant plans and countermeasures, as well as a report from the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine regarding upcoming trends, and important operations in progress.

Talk about drones
"A separate conversation about drones - what's in storage and what's needed on the frontline. Logistics will be faster. We are working to increase the effectiveness of using drones, including FPV, on all fronts," Zelenskyy refers to this as an obvious priority for the state and a specific way to save the lives of their soldiers.

One million drones in 2024
During a press conference summarizing 2023, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed positive views on increasing drone production in Ukraine and stressed the importance of developing a specific management structure for this purpose. He also noted that in 2024, Ukrainian production would release one million drones.

"We will tackle logistics. Our troops will receive domestically produced drones in brigades. Regarding production, we will manufacture one million drones next year," he said.

Ukraine's Minister of Strategic Industries, Oleksandr Kamyshin, has reported that in December of the current year, Ukraine is producing over 50,000 FPV drones, with plans for medium and long-range drones.