The fifteenth meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine's defense matters has begun at the Ramstein Air Base in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. This was reported by Ukrinform.
"Time is working against putin", - declared U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin as he opened the meeting. He pledged that the partners would stand with Ukraine for as long as needed.
Before the start of the Ramstein Group meeting, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, told Radio Free Europe that it would be a "remarkable meeting".
The head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Rustem Umerov, and his American counterpart, Lloyd Austin, have also arrived at the airbase. This marks Rustem Umerov's first meeting in his role as the head of Ukraine's defense department.
As previously reported, General Milley outlined the number of russian soldiers that need to be expelled from Ukraine for victory.