20 Nov 2023, 14:43

US defence secretary in unannounced visit to Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine, Nov 20, 2023 (BSS/AFP) - US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in Kyiv on Monday for an unannounced visit to reassure Ukraine that Washington will continue supporting its fight against invading Russian forces.

Austin "travelled to Ukraine today to meet with Ukrainian leaders and reinforce the staunch support of the United States for Ukraine's fight for freedom," the Pentagon said in a statement on the trip, which was not previously announced due to security concerns.


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