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Austin to attend Ramstein-Pentagon meeting in Germany

Lloyd Austin
Lloyd Austin

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin will leave for Germany on Monday, where he will chair the 20th meeting of Ukraine Defense Contact Group, reported US Defense Ministry Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh at a briefing on March 14.

“Secretary Austin will depart for Germany where he and the Chairman, Chairman C.Q. Brown, Jr., will host the 20th meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at Ramstein Air Base,” said Singh.

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“The Secretary and the Chairman will join ministers of defense and senior military officials from nearly 50 nations around the world to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine and reiterate that the United States and this coalition continue to stand with the people of Ukraine.”

“We will not let Ukraine fail in its war to defend themselves against Russian aggression,” she added.

The last meeting at the Ramstein base was held online. Austin just got out of the hospital at the time and was working from home. The meeting had strengthening of Ukrainian air defense, as well as artillery systems and drones on the agenda.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov and Ukrainian Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi discussed preparation for the next Ramstein meeting with Austin on March 11.

It will take place on March 19.

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