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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Ukraine’s Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov

April 12, 2022

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

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov to discuss the United States’ enduring support for Ukraine’s capacity to defend itself. Minister Reznikov thanked Secretary Austin and shared his assessment of the situation on the ground. Secretary Austin highlighted our ongoing efforts to deliver security assistance to Ukraine; our commitment to meet Ukraine’s most urgent needs and evolving battlefield requirements; and our coordination efforts with Allies and partners. 

The leaders pledged to remain in close contact.