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Immediate Release

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

Acting Press Secretary Todd Breasseale provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov. Secretary Austin again underscored the U.S. commitment to support Ukraine’s ability to counter Russia’s war of aggression, as reaffirmed most recently by the announcement of an additional $550 million of U.S. security assistance for Ukraine earlier this week. In addition to discussing Ukraine’s security assistance needs, Minister Reznikov provided Secretary Austin with an update on the situation on the ground.

The leaders committed to remain in close contact.