Defense of Bakhmut: Zelensky holds meeting of Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff

Defense of Bakhmut: Zelensky holds meeting of Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a regular meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff on the situation on the frontline, in particular in Bakhmut.

The members of the Staff heard reports from the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the commanders of the operational and strategic groups of troops on the current situation at the front.

“Having reviewed the course of the defense operation in the Bakhmut sector, all members of the Staff expressed a common position on the further holding and defense of the city of Bakhmut,” the President’s Office informs.

The supply of weapons and ammunition to the defense units on the frontline was also analyzed at the meeting.

The pace and volume of delivery of equipment and weapons from Ukraine's partners and their distribution among the groups of troops were discussed.

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The meeting was attended by Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak, Chief of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense Kyrylo Budanov, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov, and commanders of the groups of troops and operational directions. The meeting was also attended by members of the government, heads of security and law enforcement agencies.

As reported, President Zelensky said that Russia had lost more than 1,100 soldiers killed and more than 1,500 wounded in Bakhmut sector alone between March 6 to 12.

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