Lloyd Austin in Kyiv

by Meifan Honcharuk
Monday, November 20, 2023
Lloyd Austin in Kyiv

On November 20, the head of the Pentagon arrived in Ukraine for the first time

Today, the head of the US Department of defense, Lloyd Austin, made his first visit to Ukraine. Unannounced.

"I just arrived in Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian leaders. I'm here today to deliver an important message – the United States will continue to stand with Ukraine in their fight for freedom against Russia’s aggression, both now and into the future," Lloyd Austin in X.

It is reported that the visit was preceded by telephone talks between Austin and the new minister of defence of Ukraine, Rustem Umerov. Probably, in Kyiv, the parties will also discuss another meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, known as the Ramstein group. November 22. This time – online.

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