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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 today to discuss the outcomes of the recent Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting and ongoing security assistance to Ukraine, to include the recent U.S. commitment of additional High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS).

Secretary Austin reassured Minister Reznikov that the United States is moving as quickly as possible to deliver equipment to Ukraine. Minister Reznikov also provided an update on the situation on the ground.

The two leaders agreed to remain in close coordination.