US and Ukrainian Defense Ministers Lloyd Austin and Alexei Reznikov held another phone call on Thursday and discussed in particular the issue of Western military assistance to Kiev. This has been reported TASS.
“We reviewed the situation in eastern Ukraine and discussed coordinating efforts to provide U.S. and international security assistance to provide Ukraine with the necessary capabilities to counter Russian aggression,” Lloyd said.
former head of the Pentagon declarationHe said the United States and its allies will provide Kiev “what it needs for self-defense” as Russia’s special operations in Ukraine enters “a new, no less dangerous phase”.
Austin stressed that the United States will continue to work “together and decisively” to provide aid to Ukraine “now and in the future”.
February 24 Russian President Vladimir Putin declarationIn response to the request for help from the heads of the LPR and DPR, he decided to conduct a military special operation to protect Donbass.
The decision to run the operation was the reason for new sanctions against Russia by the United States and its allies.
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