Volodymyr Zelensky meets U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin in Kyiv

Volodymyr Zelensky meets U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin in Kyiv


President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin, who is on a visit to Ukraine. The U.S. delegation also included Commander of the U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe Christopher Cavoli.

The Head of State expressed gratitude to the President of the United States, his administration, both houses of Congress and the entire American people for the unwavering powerful support of Ukraine, first of all military, which is very important in the context of full-scale aggression of Russia.

The leadership role of the United States in the formation of an international coalition for defence assistance to our country was emphasized.

Volodymyr Zelensky noted the importance of the visit of the American delegation on the eve of the next meeting in the Ramstein format, which is expected to strengthen Ukraine’s position on the battlefield.

In this regard, he informed in detail about the current situation at the front, strategic goals and priority needs of the Ukrainian Defence Forces.

He emphasised the crucial importance of continuing the uninterrupted supply of all necessary weapons and ammunition by the Allies.

The President particularly emphasised the need to boost Ukraine’s capabilities in the run-up to the winter season.

The parties also discussed freedom of navigation in the Black Sea and ensuring the functioning of an alternative “grain corridor”.

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