Readout of National Security Advisor Sullivan, Secretary Austin and Chairman Milley Call with Ukrainian Counterparts
March 17, 2023
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke today with Head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak, Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov, and Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi to discuss steadfast U.S. support for Ukraine's armed forces as they defend themselves against Russia's brutal invasion. The Ukrainian officials provided an update on battlefield conditions and expressed appreciation for the continued provision of U.S. security assistance. The U.S. officials reaffirmed the unwavering support of the United States for Ukraine as defends its sovereignty and territorial integrity. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine joined the call at the conclusion.
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