Skip to content

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin arrived in Kiev this morning, after a train ride from Poland, to “reinforce the staunch support of the United States for Ukraine’s fight for freedom,” reported a statement issued by the Pentagon. “He will also underscore the continued U.S. commitment to providing Ukraine with the security assistance it needs to defend itself from Russian aggression, while also discussing a long-term vision for Ukraine’s future force.” His discussions with Ukrainian officials “will focus on further bolstering the strategic partnership between the United States and Ukraine, to include ensuring Ukraine’s armed forces have the battlefield capabilities they need for both the winter and to defend their country against future Russian threats.”

“I’m here today to deliver an important message—the United States will continue to stand with Ukraine in their fight for freedom against Russia’s aggression, both now and into the future,” Austin tweeted on X.

This post is for paying subscribers only


Already have an account? Sign In