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

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2023

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov to discuss priorities for tomorrow’s virtual Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting, which will focus on Ukraine’s near-term air defense and ammunition requirements, as well as support and sustainment for Ukraine over the long term. Secretary Austin updated Minister Reznikov on U.S. security assistance efforts, and Minister Reznikov provided an update of developments on the ground in Ukraine.

The two leaders pledged to remain in close contact.