Department of DefensetallAustin(Lloyd Austin) made an unexpected visit to Kiev on the 20th. The main purpose of this trip was to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to war and conflict in other parts of the world.ukraineHelp.
“The message I bring to you today is that President Biden of the United States stands with you,” Austin said during a visit to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Austin also told Zelensky that the United States would continue to support Ukraine. What happens in Ukraine concerns not only Ukraine, but the whole world. “Of course it has something to do with the United States.”
The Defense Department issued a press release saying Austin’s visit to Ukraine was “to reaffirm the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine as it fights for independence.”
Senior Defense Department officials stressed at a media briefing that Austin’s visit is important and sends a message that despite challenges in other parts of the world, particularly the war between Israel and Hamas, the United States remains committed to Ukraine. Will continue to support.
Deputy Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said last week that US security assistance to Ukraine had been reduced because additional funding was not available.
A senior Defense Department official said Austin would discuss Ukraine’s need for security assistance with Ukraine.
When Austin arrived in Kiev, he first met with 25 Defense Department officials and soldiers from the US Embassy in Kiev. Austin thanked the officers and soldiers for their dedication and said the mission they are currently carrying out is very important. “We are helping a country fighting for its survival and there is nothing more important than your work,” he said.