Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba has been urged to strengthen the Ukrainian air defense as much as possible.
Once they have the US Patriot missile systems Ukraine can pour more resources to then be spent on repairing the infrastructure destroyed by the Russian forces.
Kuleba said, “Simple math of supporting Ukraine. One Patriot missile equals $4.1 million.
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“One damaged power plant unit costs $19.1 million.
“That’s why it makes perfect sense to strengthen Ukraine’s air defense to the maximum today in order to save resources later. Human lives saved by air defense are priceless.”
At the Staff Headquarters meeting of the Commander-in-Chief on Tuesday, the issue of security in the Black Sea region was discussed.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said, “Unhindered operation of the grain corridor. Fight against enemy actions that endanger peaceful navigation.
“Reducing the abilities of the enemy fleet.
“Reports of commander of the AFU Navy Neyizhpapa, head of the Defense Ministry’s GUR Kyrylo Budanov, head of the SBU Vasyl Maliuk. Security of Odesa region: protection of people, energy facilities, port infrastructure.
“Strengthening of the regional air defense system. Also, strengthening of air defense and protection of critical infrastructure facilities in the border and frontline regions. Air Force Commander Oleschuk.”
The situation on the front was also discussed, “Kupyansk, Avdiyivka, Kherson. Reports of Commander-in-chief Valeriy Zaluzhny, commanders Syrsky, Tarnavsky, Hnatov, Moskaliov, Sodol.
Increasing the domestic production of artillery systems and artillery shells of the NATO standard. Delivery schedules from partners. Reports of Minister of Defense of Ukraine Rustem Umerov and Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Kamyshin.”