US-Ukraine review battlefield updates and defense needs

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III held discussions with Ukrainian Minister of Defence Rustem Umerov, focusing on the latest battlefield scenarios and the severe consequences of Russia’s intense missile attacks on Ukrainian urban areas and vital infrastructure. The talks also covered Ukraine’s immediate need for more artillery, air defense systems, and various capabilities, highlighting the critical importance of the National Security Supplemental in supporting Ukraine‚Äôs defense against Russian aggression.

Both leaders committed to maintaining ongoing communication.–News Desk