US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin
The US Secretary of Defense noted that these monthly meetings can take place in person, virtually or in a mixed format.
The Ukrainian Defense Advisory Group will meet every month to coordinate assistance to Ukraine. This was stated by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at a press conference following the meeting of the Ukrainian Defense Advisory Group with the participation of the heads of defense ministries of more than 40 countries at the Ramstein airbase in Germany.
“To ensure that we continue to build on our progress, we are going to expand this forum beyond today. I am proud to announce that today’s meeting will become a monthly contact group on the defense of Ukraine. The Contact Group will be a mechanism for countries of goodwill to intensify our efforts , coordinate our assistance and focus on winning today’s battle and tomorrow’s,” he said.
As Austin noted, these monthly meetings can take place in person, virtually, or in a mix of formats.
Recall that the heads of defense ministries of more than 40 countries gathered at the American air base in Germany to discuss military assistance to Ukraine.
It was also reported that the Pentagon will expand the exercises for the Ukrainian military.