Bolstering Ukraine’s air defenses, other capabilities: Pentagon on upcoming Ramstein meeting

Bolstering Ukraine’s air defenses, other capabilities: Pentagon on upcoming Ramstein meeting

The main topics of the next meeting to be held by the Ukraine Defense Support Group in Ramstein, Germany, on Thursday, will be strengthening Ukraine’s air defense and other capabilities both short- and long-term.

That’s according to a readout of U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's phone call with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov.

The meeting will focus on “bolstering Ukraine’s air defense and other near-term capability priorities, as well as training and sustainment to enhance Ukraine's enduring strength over the long term.”

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It was also reported that Lloyd Austin provided Reznikov with an update on recent U.S. security support, including the announcement of an additional $325 million package.

“Minister Reznikov shared his reflections on the dynamics on the ground in Ukraine,” the readout says.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, the United States announced on Tuesday an additional package of military support to Ukraine, which provides for the immediate delivery of air defense equipment, HIMARS munitions, artillery rounds, armored vehicles, and other weapons.

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