Video 12:56 30 Nov 2023

Zelensky: Ukraine to begin rebuilding Mykolaiv region after receiving powerful air defense

After receiving powerful air defense assets, Ukraine will start the reconstruction of infrastructure in the Mykolaiv region, focusing on educational institutions, hospitals, and social buildings. 

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky made this announcement during a meeting with students from three Mykolaiv universities, as shown in a video posted by the presidential office, Rubryka reports.

Speaking about the situation of missile strikes in Mykolaiv, the president stated, "Reconstruction has already started in many parts of Ukraine, but only in areas where the threat is minimized. Mykolaiv remains under threat for now. We are working to provide maximum air defense. When Mykolaiv receives powerful air defense means, we can quickly restore vital facilities, including educational institutions, hospitals, and social welfare establishments," said the president.

He noted that Ukraine had agreements with partners to strengthen air defense in the southern part of the country.

"We have agreements with our partners to significantly strengthen air defense in the south. Equipment is coming, not as quickly as we expected, not as fast as it should be, but it will happen. We will pay attention to various air defense systems; there are many of them, and Ukraine will have a lot," added Zelensky.

The president also noted that Denmark was ready to take on leadership in restoring the Mykolaiv region.

Expressing gratitude to Ukrainian students who, despite the Russian threat, choose to stay in Ukraine, the president emphasized, "The country stands as a strong shield against the Russian onslaught, thanks to Ukrainians who remain in Ukraine, thanks to the fighters defending our future state, for those who will be the face of Ukraine in the future."

As reported by Rubryka, on November 29, the president made a working trip to the southern cities of Odesa, Mykolaiv, and Kherson. During the visit to the Mykolaiv region, the president participated in the presentation of projects under the patronage of the Kingdom of Denmark in the region.

The president stressed Ukraine's commitment to preserving infrastructure, institutions, and business security even amid full-scale Russian aggression.

Earlier, in an interview with The Sun, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that if Ukraine had sufficient air defense capabilities, its citizens who left for other countries due to the war would start returning home and contributing to the well-being of their homeland. This, in turn, would reduce the need for significant financial assistance from the West.

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