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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's Calls With Defense Counterparts of the U.K., France, and Slovakia

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

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke separately today with his counterparts, U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace, French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly, and Slovak Minister of Defence Jaroslav Naď, to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how Allies can strengthen NATO's Eastern Flank. The Allies committed to closely coordinating security assistance in support of the Ukrainian Armed Forces as they defend themselves, their country, and their people.