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Immediate Release

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

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

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov to discuss the continued provision of defensive security assistance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Secretary Austin underscored the United States’ unwavering support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and commended its heroic efforts to repel Russia’s unprovoked, premeditated war against Ukraine. The leaders agreed to stay in close coordination.