Stavka meeting: Zaluzhny and Syrsky advocate continuing defence of Bakhmut
The commander-in-chief of Ukraine's Armed Forces, Valeriy Zaluzhnyy, and the commander of the Khortytsya operational-strategic grouping of troops, Oleksandr Syrskyy, have expressed support for continuing the defensive operation and further strengthening the positions in Bakhmut.
This was reported by the press service of the Office of the President.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday held a regular meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief Staff. During which members of the Staff reviewed in detail the situation in Bakhmut.
Assessing the progress of the defensive operation, the President questioned Valeriy Zaluzhnyy, the Commander-in-Chief of the AFU, and Oleksandr Syrskyy, the commander of the operational and strategic grouping of troops, regarding further actions in the Bakhmut direction. They spoke in favour of continuing the defensive operation and further strengthening our positions in Bakhmut.
In addition, the Stavka meeting considered the supply of weapons and equipment and their distribution to operational areas.
The meeting was also attended by Head of the Presidential Office Andriy Yermak, Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defence Ministry Kyrylo Budanov, Prime Minister Denys Shmigal, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council Oleksiy Danilov, commanders of the troops and operational areas. Members of the government, heads of security agencies and law enforcement agencies attended the Stavka meeting.
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