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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's Call With Ukraine’s Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov

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

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart, Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov, regarding Russia’s unfounded and unprovoked war against Ukraine. Secretary Austin made clear that the United States’ support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is unwavering and that the United States will continue to provide defensive assistance to Ukraine. Secretary Austin and Minister Reznikov committed to continuing their close coordination during this conflict that Russia alone has created.