"About 20 countries have announced new defense aid packages for Ukraine," said Pentagon chief Austin

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Muarrir
24 May 2022, 09:32
Muarrir
24 May 2022, 09:32

About 20 countries announced new defense aid packages for Ukraine today. This was announced by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin after a meeting of the heads of defense agencies of the Contact Group on Ukraine, which took place on May 23 in virtual format, Ukrinform reports.

"I think it was a very successful meeting today", Austin said.

The head of the Pentagon clarified that many countries also provide the Armed Forces with ammunition, armor, and other equipment. In addition, according to him, many countries provide training for representatives of the Armed Forces in order to master new technology.

In turn, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Millie, said that this time the Contact Group had grown to 47 countries, which he said was a very important signal.

"Today's meeting was a great opportunity to coordinate our efforts to provide timely and effective support and military assistance to Ukraine", Millie said.