During a working trip to Zaporizhzhia region, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting on the construction of fortifications.
The Head of State listened to the reports of Minister of Defense of Ukraine Rustem Umerov and his First Deputy Oleksandr Pavliuk. Representatives of military administrations, local authorities and military commanders also delivered reports.
The participants of the meeting discussed the issue of fortification of strongholds and construction of fortifications on the main defense lines, in particular on the Avdiivka, Maryinka, Kupyansk-Lyman directions, as well as in the regions bordering the aggressor country and Belarus.
Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Yuriy Malashko reported on the construction of shelters in schools in the region.
The participants of the meeting paid special attention to mobilizing resources, in particular financing, for the construction of fortifications and to the formats of cooperation with private businesses that could be involved in performing such work or supplying the necessary materials.
The President of Ukraine emphasized that the proper fortification of defense lines must become a priority, particularly in the frontline regions.