During a working trip to the Odesa region, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting on the current situation in the region.
The Head of the Odesa regional military administration Maksym Marchenko informed the participants of the meeting about the measures to defend the region.
The parties also discussed ways to organize a corridor for the export of agro-industrial products from the ports of the Odesa region. According to Maksym Marchenko, due to Russian aggression, 39 civilian ships under the flags of 14 countries are blocked in the ports of the region.
The participants of the meeting discussed the issues of harvesting in the region and measures to provide agricultural machinery.
The parties touched upon the issue of the social security of internally displaced persons living in the Odesa region.
The President heard information on the consequences of missile strikes by the Russian occupiers at the Odesa region. 55 residents of the region became victims of the shelling, and a number of infrastructure facilities were destroyed.
In addition, the issues of work of industrial enterprises of the region during the Russian aggression were discussed.
The participants of the meeting heard information from the Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksiy Neizhpapa on the security situation in the Black Sea and the provision of Navy units.
The Head of State also observed a residential building that was damaged on April 23 as a result of enemy missile attack. Eight people were killed then, including a three-month-old baby. Volodymyr Zelenskyy got himself acquainted with the course of restoration works.
"This is a terrible, heinous crime, the aggressor kills and maims our people. We need to restore this building so that the residents can return home," the President said.