U.S.-initiated Ukraine’s Defense Consultative Group to help strengthen the arsenal of Ukrainian democracy
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin says the U.S.-initiated Ukraine’s Defense Consultative Group will develop a framework to continue working together to help Ukraine not only win the war Russia is waging against it but its completion.
Austin, who was chairing the meeting, made this known to the present heads of the defense departments of more than forty countries. The meeting was held with the participation of Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov at the U.S. airbase in Germany on Tuesday.
“I know we are all determined to do everything that we can to meet Ukraine’s needs as the fight evolves. And that includes talking today about a framework for continuing to work together and look ahead. We have much more to do. Ukraine needs our help to win today. And they will still need our help when the war is over,” the U.S. Secretary of Defense said.