Austin, Umerov highlight Ukraine’s defense needs amid ongoing conflict

In a recent conversation, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III engaged with Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov to review the current situation in Ukraine and address the country’s critical needs for security assistance. Both leaders emphasized the immediate necessity for the National Security Supplemental to bolster Ukraine’s resistance against Russian hostilities. Furthermore, they explored strategies for the upcoming Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting, aiming to fortify Ukraine’s defense posture in the face of ongoing challenges.–Web Desk