The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that Kyiv will ramp up production of drones for his forces fighting on the frontline.
President Zelensky met with fighters somewhere in the Donetsk region where he had straight talking discussions with soldiers to find out what they need.
Zelensky specifically visited the brigades headquarters in the vicinity of Soledar where he was provided with the current operational situation and he spoke with battalion commanders with the problems they are facing and was informed of solutions.
On Tuesday President Zelensky said, “Today we had detailed, frank conversations. We talked about our offensive, about supplies to the troops, about the capabilities of commanders, about what these capabilities are now and what they should be. Weapons and scarce ammunition. Repair of equipment.
Read more on Russia-Ukraine war:
Sweden provides $314 million military aide package and Germany will continue to support Ukraine with billions
NATO country warns Europe should expect ‘further provocation’ in the face of ‘Russian and Belarus growing aggressiveness’
“A pressing issue is transportation to evacuate the wounded and the time of evacuation. Drones used by the enemy: Lancets, Orlans. Drones needed by our warriors: from Mavics to every other drone system.
“Obviously, the Ukrainian production of drones – Leleka, Fury, etc. – as well as supplies from partners and all forms of imports – must grow, and this is one of the most important tasks.
“It is very important that all officials in the defense system perceive this task exactly as it is said on the frontline,” according to the report on the presidential website.
“Drones are consumables, and there should be as many of them as needed – as our warriors need – to save lives and ensure results in battles. There is much to be done in this area, and it is too early to say that we are doing enough,” the head of state stated.
“Ukraine is at war. And those who are not fighting on the frontline must help fight. Not in bars, not in clubs, not by street racing or some kind of ostentatious consumption, but by helping the warriors in a very specific way.
“To say the least of it. All the country’s adrenaline, all the country’s emotions, all the country’s strength should be there – in the battles for the sake of the state.”
Speaking of the situation on ground and the conversations he had with his commanders, he learned what the specific needs for certain types of weaponry.
He said, “I receive general information on a daily basis, which gives me a broad understanding of the situation, and this is also very important.
“However, I wanted to visit all the brigades individually to understand the problems of each of them. This is an open conversation, we can discuss any issues.”