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13
October
2021

Pentagon head to visit Ukraine next week

WASHINGTON. Oct 13 (Interfax) – US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin plans to visit Ukraine next week, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said at a briefing on Tuesday.

"Secretary [Austin] and his team will be preparing for a trip to Europe next week. Stops will include Georgia, Ukraine and Romania and it will conclude this important visit with allies and partners in Brussels for the NATO defense ministerial," he said.

The meeting of the heads of defense departments of NATO countries in Brussels is scheduled for October 21-22.