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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

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 Ukraine’s military requirements in advance of the May 23 U.S.-hosted Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting. The Contact Group meeting will include over 40 countries who support efforts to provide security assistance to Ukraine. Secretary Austin also highlighted the President’s May 19 authorization of an additional $100 million in security assistance to provide Ukraine’s Armed Forces with artillery, counter-artillery radars, military transport vehicles, field equipment, and spare parts. 
 
The leaders pledged to remain in close contact.