Lloyd Austin, US Defense Sec., Speaks with Ukraine’s Minister of Defence

U.S. Department of Defense

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke by phone today with Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov to discuss the U.S. commitment of Abrams tanks. The two leaders also followed up on last week’s Ukraine Defense Contact Group, which produced an unprecedented level of donations from allies and partners. Secretary Austin and Minister Reznikov also discussed the situation on the ground in Ukraine.

The leaders pledged to remain in close contact.

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