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Zelenskyy unveils ambitious fortifications plans

Zelenskyy unveils ambitious fortifications plans Photo: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

On March 11, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting of the Staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief. In particular, the situation at the front and fortifications were discussed, according to the President's post on Telegram.

"Staff meeting. Detailed reports from the command on the situation on the battlefield. Reports from the Chief of the Army Oleksandr Syrskyi, Chief of the General Staff Anatolii Bargylevych, and local commanders. Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Maryinka, Southern directions, marine operations," he says.

In addition, the meeting heard reports from Defense Minister Rustem Umerov and the head of the Ministry of Strategic Industry Oleksandr Kamyshin on the supply of everything necessary for the frontline.

"The actual and future supply of shells, missiles, and other weapons. Our production. Another important topic is fortifications," Zelenskyy says.

He notes that Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal had presented a report on the pace of construction of new defense lines.

"The defense of three 2,000-kilometer-long lanes is a large-scale task, but the pace is good now. I am counting on a timely completion," the President adds.

Situation at front on March 11

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported in its morning report that 64 combat engagements took place at the front during the day. The military command noted that the enemy continues to exert pressure in two directions in the Donetsk region.

In addition, the aviation of the Ukrainian Defense Forces struck 10 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons, and military equipment and 1 enemy anti-aircraft missile system.