Zelensky Announces Advancements in Ukraine’s Missile Program: “Expanding Range”

by Roman Cheplyk
Thursday, April 11, 2024
Zelensky Announces Advancements in Ukraine’s Missile Program: “Expanding Range”

President Volodymyr Zelensky has highlighted significant progress in Ukraine’s domestic missile program following a key meeting with defense officials and industry representatives

Zelensky's announcement pointed to the commencement of serial production and the development of new missile models, marking a crucial step in enhancing Ukraine's defense capabilities.

The meeting saw participation from Defense Minister Rustem Umyerov, Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi, heads of pertinent enterprises, and officials from the Ministry of Strategy and Industry. While specific details remain undisclosed, the President emphasized the tangible outcomes of these efforts. "We are now engaging in serial production and have introduced new missile models. The intricacies are classified, but our defense sector has achieved significant results," Zelensky stated.

In a series of diplomatic engagements, Zelensky also conversed with Lithuania's Defense Minister Laurinas Kaschyunas on the Armed Forces' needs and potential collaborations in weapon manufacturing. Additionally, he extended congratulations to Ireland's newly appointed Prime Minister Simon Harris and engaged in discussions with Swiss President Viola Amerd about an upcoming global summit set for June.

Addressing the Delphi Forum in Greece, Zelensky shed light on the dire situation in cities under constant threat from Russian bombardments. Further, his meeting with the head of the International Organization for Migration focused on support initiatives for Ukrainians displaced or affected by the conflict, including housing reconstruction, the establishment of school shelters, and assistance for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in starting businesses and generating employment opportunities.

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