U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Ukraine’s Minister of Defense Oleksiy Reznikov in a phone conversation discussed Ukraine’s security assistance needs.
This is stated in a press release published on the website of the U.S. Department of Defense, Ukrinform reports.
“Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov. Secretary Austin again underscored the U.S. commitment to support Ukraine’s ability to counter Russia’s war of aggression, as reaffirmed most recently by the announcement of an additional $550 million of U.S. security assistance for Ukraine earlier this week. In addition to discussing Ukraine’s security assistance needs, Minister Reznikov provided Secretary Austin with an update on the situation on the ground,” the document reads.
It is noted that the leaders committed to remain in close contact.
As Ukrinform reported, on August 1, U.S. President Joe Biden signed a memorandum on the allocation of a new $550 million aid package to Ukraine.
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