< p>Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak held a briefing on the situation around countering a full-scale Russian invasion and developing the capabilities of the Ukrainian defense forces. This was reported by the press service of the OP.
The briefing was attended by United States Senators Jack Reed and Angus King, US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine Bridget Brink, Deputy Heads of the Office of the President Roman Mashovets and Igor Zhovkva, Chairman of the Board of the National Energy Company Ukrenergo Volodymyr Kudrytsky, representatives of the military command .
Yermak thanked the US senators for their visit to Ukraine and noted the importance of holding systematic briefings for our strategic partners on the situation at the front.
“We hold weekly briefings in the Office of the President. It is very important for us that you, as our friends and partners, not only know what is happening on the battlefield, on the front line. It is important that you receive updates on our needs and plans for future operations. And we will continue this work,” said the head of the Presidential Office.
Yermak also noted the importance of informing about the situation directly from representatives of the military command and the Office of the Head of State.
< p>“It is extremely important that you, as senators, as congressmen, know exactly what the current situation looks like, directly from our commanders, from the team of the Office of the President. Because it helps in understanding the next steps. I am sure you have received full information,” he said.
The briefing participants listened to information on the current situation in certain sectors of the front and an assessment of possible further actions of the Russian troops. In particular, it was noted that the enemy was concentrating a grouping for offensive operations. They also discussed the needs of the Ukrainian Defense Forces in providing military equipment and ammunition.
Separately, the issues of protecting Ukrainian critical infrastructure, which is still being shelled by the enemy, were considered. The importance of restoring transformers of various capacities and equipment of power plants, which were damaged as a result of shelling, was noted. In addition, it was about counteracting hostile cyber attacks. The important role of the assistance provided to our country by the United States for the restoration and protection of critical infrastructure was noted.
The briefing participants got acquainted with the current state and development of Ukraine's air defense capabilities.