US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin made an unannounced visit to Kiev on Monday. He assured that support for Ukraine is unwavering.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev. The American politician wrote on social media that the meeting was another opportunity to “reaffirm the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine.”
“I had the honor of meeting President Zelensky in Kiev today to reaffirm the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine. We, together with our allies and partners, will continue to support Ukraine’s urgent battlefield needs and long-term defense needs,” he said. .
Lloyd Austin arrived in Kiev on Monday for an unannounced visit. Before the official meetings began, the US defense secretary said he would discuss how to provide the Ukrainian military with the equipment and other tools needed to survive the winter, and how to counter future threats from Russia offer.
In turn, Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on the X website: “We focused on the development of the situation on the battlefield: our defense, prospects and support. We also discussed Ukraine’s actions in the Black Sea and the defense of our export corridor. Freedom of navigation is the founding principle of the free world, and “Ukraine has proven its ability to secure the world and repel the aggressor. I am grateful to the United States for its consistent leadership in supporting Ukraine.”
Joint initiative between the US and Ukraine. “This is our goal”
On December 6 and 7, a two-day Ukrainian-American conference on the development of the defense industry will be held in Washington, the capital of the United States.
The details were provided by White House National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson. She said the conference will be attended by representatives of the US and Ukrainian defense industries and governments. Their goal is to “analyze and explore the possibilities of co-production and other industrial cooperation in Ukraine.”
– The conference is part of the US government’s efforts to significantly increase weapons production in support of Ukraine’s fight for freedom and security, the White House official added. This is about Russia’s large-scale aggression against Ukraine, which has been going on since February 24, 2022.
Source: Do Rzeczy
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