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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 discuss the Ukraine Defense Contact Group to be held virtually with Allies and partners on July 20. The leaders exchanged perspectives on security assistance to Ukraine and pledged to remain in close coordination. Minister Reznikov also provided an update on the situation on the ground.