Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will host a virtual meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group on May 25. This will be the twelfth meeting of the UDCG since the international group was formed in April 2021. They will join ministers of defense and chiefs of defense from nearly 50 nations from around the world to discuss Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine, and the continued close coordination to provide the Ukrainian people with the means necessary to defend their sovereign territory.
Media Program (All times in Eastern Daylight Time):
8 a.m. – Ukraine Defense Contact Group Meeting Opening remarks by Secretary Austin
12:30 p.m. – Press conference with Secretary Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley
A live-stream of Secretary Austin's opening remarks and the post-meeting press conference will be available on https://www.defense.gov/News/Live-Events/
Transcripts of the opening remarks and the post-meeting press conference will be available on https://www.defense.gov