The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported that the US military department provided the country with guarantees of support in the event of a conflict with Russia. This was reported by the Ukrainian department.
“The US Secretary of Defense stressed that in the event of an escalation of Russian aggression, the United States will not leave Ukraine alone [with it] and will not allow the implementation of the aggressive aspirations of the Russian Federation towards Ukraine,” the statement said.
Such guarantees were given during a conversation between the Ministers of Defense of Ukraine and the United States, Andrei Taran, and Lloyd Austin. This is the second ministerial talk in the last month and a half. They were held at the initiative of the American side.
Taran also told the interlocutor details about the situation in the zone of the military operation in Donbas. They also discussed “specific directions for enhancing cooperation in the field of security and defense.”
Earlier, the Pentagon expressed concern about the latest events in eastern Ukraine.