During a working trip to the Mykolaiv region, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting concerning the current situation in the region.
The state of economy of the Mykolaiv region and ways to resolve the infrastructural issues were discussed. In particular, the parties discussed the restoration of water supply to the regional center which was complicated because of damages to water supply networks due to enemy attacks.
In addition, attention was paid to the situation in agriculture, in particular the problems related to this year's harvest, providing farms with the necessary technical equipment and fuel. The participants of the meeting also focused on solving the issue of the availability of premises for grain storage and the formation of new logistics routes.
Representatives of the military command of the region reported on the situation in the war zone on land and in the Black Sea.
The participants discussed threats from land, in particular from unrecognized Transnistria, from the sea, as well as the situation on Zmiinyi Island. Particular attention was paid to the logistics of a separate group of troops "Prymorya" and its defense needs.
In addition, Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented state awards. For significant personal contribution to the protection of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, courage and selfless actions shown during the defense of settlements from Russian invaders, the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky of the III degree was awarded to Head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration Vitaliy Kim, the Order "For Courage" was awarded to Mayor of Mykolaiv Oleksandr Sienkevych.
The Head of State also conferred the military rank of Brigadier General upon Colonel Andriy Hnatov.
The President watched the building of the Mykolaiv regional state administration which was destroyed as a result of a missile strike by the Russian troops. Head of the Mykolaiv RMA Vitaliy Kim told about the circumstances of the attack and about 37 victims of this crime.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy instructed to provide the necessary assistance to the families of those killed by the shelling of the building.
"It is important that we decide how we can help members of these families, we must not forget about them," said the President.