Beijing, 4 Apr (ZXS) -- Comprehensive news: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held a meeting on the supply of weapons to the army at the headquarters of the joint forces on April 2. On April 4, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and French President Emmanuel Macron had a phone call, and the two sides exchanged views on the current situation in Ukraine and other issues.
The Russian Defense Minister held a meeting on the supply of weapons to the army
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held a meeting on the supply of weapons to the army at the headquarters of the joint forces, according to TASS and Sputnik, TASS and Sputnik news agencies reported.
The statement said that Shoigu listened to the report of the relevant responsible person on the current situation. Shoigu pointed out that depending on the increase in production capacity and production efficiency, it is possible to significantly increase the supply of weapons to the troops, including conventional and high-precision weapons.
Shoigu mentioned that the supply of ammunition that is most needed has been identified and that measures are now being taken to increase it. In addition, participants discussed ways to further increase the supply of weapons to the Russian army, including improving the efficiency of logistics systems.
Zelensky spoke with Macron
According to the Ukrainian state news agency, on April 4, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and French President Emmanuel Macron had a phone call, and the two sides exchanged views on the current situation in Ukraine and other issues.
Zelensky mentioned in a video speech on the same day that the conversation with Macron lasted about an hour, and the two sides also discussed in detail the steps to further promote the implementation of the Ukrainian "peace plan".
The German defense minister said that he would no longer take out additional weapons from the inventory for Ukraine
According to Reuters on April 4, German Defense Minister Pistorius said in an interview with the media that in addition to the promised military support projects, Germany will no longer take out more weapons from the Bundeswehr stocks to provide Ukraine.
Pistorius said that, like other countries, we have limited inventory. As Minister of Defense, I cannot give everything away.
Pistorius also said that it will take several years for Germany to replenish the gap in existing weapons and equipment, and I am afraid that it will not be able to fill it until 2030.
According to reports, Germany has just delivered 18 "Leopard 2" main battle tanks to Ukraine that it has previously promised.
Ukraine once again announced sanctions against Russia
According to the Ukrainian state news agency, the Ukrainian presidential website published on April 4 a presidential decree signed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, announcing sanctions against 1 Russian citizens and 33 entities.
The sanctions, which are generally for 10 years, reportedly involve restrictions such as asset freezes, trade bans and license cancellations. (End)