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Immediate Release

Secretary of Defense Opening Remarks for 18th Ukraine Defense Contact Group Meeting (Virtual)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will host a virtual meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group today. This will be the 18th meeting of the UDCG since the international group was formed in April 2022. They will join ministers of defense and chiefs of defense from nearly 50 nations from around the world to discuss Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine, and the continued close coordination to provide the Ukrainian people with the means necessary to defend their sovereign territory.

8 a.m. – Ukraine Defense Contact Group Meeting Opening remarks by Secretary Austin

A live-stream of Secretary Austin's opening remarks will be available on Channel 2 in the Pentagon and here:

Transcripts of the opening remarks will be available later on