Chinanews.com, November 11 According to CNN, on the 21th local time, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (Lloyd Austin) visited Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, reaffirmed the United States' support for Ukraine, and announced a new round of aid to Ukraine with a total of $20 million.
According to ABC, Austin traveled by train from Poland to Kyiv and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Defense Minister Umerov and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Zaluzhny.
According to CNN, Austin told Zelenskyy that "America is with you." He also said that "everything that happens in Ukraine is important not only for Ukraine, but also for the rest of the world, for the United States." ”
Austin also praised the "determination, ingenuity, and courage" of the Ukrainian people and pledged that the United States would continue to support Ukraine.
Zelenskyy told Austin, "Your arrival is a very important signal for Ukraine, and we are very grateful to the American people for going through all the difficult days with us." ”
According to the report, during Austin's visit to Ukraine, the U.S. Department of Defense announced a new round of military aid to Ukraine, totaling $1 million, including high mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS) and missiles, ammunition and other equipment.
CNN commented that the funds available to the United States to aid Ukraine are gradually running low, and the total amount of this aid package is also "the smallest amount to date".