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Zelenskyy leads military meeting: Domestic weapon production discussed

Zelenskyy leads military meeting: Domestic weapon production discussed President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a military meeting on Monday, December 4. Among other things, increasing the production of the self-propelled artillery unit Bohdana was discussed, according to Zelenskyy's statement.

"Daily selector. The implementation of important defense agreements with our partners continues. We received both lacking missiles for existing air defense systems and new modern anti-aircraft complexes. Grateful to our friends," he states.

Zelenskyy adds that efforts to increase domestic production are yielding results.

"For the first time, we reached the target of six Bohdanas per month. And we already see how to increase it further," he notes.

According to him, the grain corridor is also functioning. The mark of 7 million tons of cargo has already been exceeded.

"I also received intelligence reports and summaries from the front. Defensive battles on the Bakhmut and Avdiivka fronts, activities in the south," Zelenskyy said.

He adds that emergency services and the military administration of Kherson are overcoming the consequences of another barbaric shelling and helping the affected.

"And the Defense Forces are implementing plans to thwart the enemy's capabilities and desires to terrorize the city," he notes.

Self-propelled artillery unit Bohdana

Bohdana is a Ukrainian 155mm self-propelled artillery unit. Development began at least in 2018. It became the first Ukrainian self-propelled artillery unit designed to the NATO standard caliber of 155mm.

In 2022, the howitzer was first used in the battle for the island of Zmiinyi, occupied by Russians at that time. This year, it was officially adopted into the armament of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Open sources say there are only seven of them in the Ukrainian military, and these are non-serial samples.