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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's Call With U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace today regarding Russia's concerning military buildup on Ukraine's borders. They mutually reaffirmed their unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Secretary Austin thanked Secretary of State Wallace for the U.K.'s contributions to transatlantic security. The leaders committed to continuing their close coordination.