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Immediate Release

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

Attributed to Acting Pentagon Press Secretary Todd Breasseale:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov to provide an update on U.S. security assistance to Ukraine in support of their fight to defend their democracy, including a new $400 million package announced on July 8. Minister Reznikov provided an update on the situation on the ground. 

Secretary Austin and Minister Reznikov also discussed the agenda for the next Ukraine Defense Contact Group (UDCG) to be held virtually on July 20 and exchanged perspectives on the future of U.S. and Allied assistance to Ukraine through the UDCG format. 

The leaders pledged to remain in close contact.