WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Throughout his surprise visit to Ukraine Monday Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin introduced extra assistance is on the best way.
“Ukraine issues. What occurs right here issues not simply to Ukraine, however to all the world.”
The U.S. is sending extra air protection capabilities, artillery ammunition, and anti-tank weapons.
Austin praised Ukraine’s president for the way his nation used earlier support.
The Secretary bolstered america dedication to the nation particularly as combating strikes within the winter months.
“They did an excellent job final yr. This yr, we count on for them to be simply primarily based upon what the president has mentioned, President Zelensky, he has mentioned for them to be much more aggressive,” he mentioned.
The White Home says approving extra support is the best factor to do.
White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre mentioned, “The courageous individuals of Ukraine proceed to battle towards the aggression that we’ve been seeing from Russia towards it. It’s their battle towards tyranny.”
Later this week, Secretary Austin will even host the 17th assembly of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, which is made up of about 50 nations.
The group will focus on offering extra support to Ukraine.