April 23, 2024

Ukraine’s new Defence Minister, Rustem Umierov, participates in the Ramstein-format meeting in Germany for the first time on 19 September.

Source: European Pravda

Details: This is the 15th meeting of the US-led Ukraine Defense Contact Group.

Opening the meeting, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin congratulated Umierov on his new position.

Quote: “We had a good call last week, and we had the chance to sit down together earlier this morning as well. Rustem, I look forward to working closely with you and your team. And I know that everyone else here does too,” Austin said.

The Pentagon chief also thanked former Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov “for his hard work and dedication – and for everything that he did for a free Ukraine in a secure world”.

Background: In his opening remarks, Austin announced that Ukraine would soon receive M1 Abrams tanks from the United States.

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