Today, on October 19, the working visit of the delegation of the United States Department of Defense headed by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin began, the press service of the Ministry of Defense reports.
"The distinguished guests were met on the territory of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine by the head of the department Andriy Taran. In the Hall of Remembrance of the Defenders of Ukraine, the foreign delegation honored the Ukrainian soldiers who fought for the freedom and independence of our state at the cost of their own lives," the statement reads.
Andriy Taran and Lloyd Austin laid flowers to the stele with a memorial bell.
After the meeting, US Secretary of Defense Austin and Ukrainian Defense Minister Taran are expected to make brief statements to the press and answer several questions.
Then US Secretary of Defense Austin will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss bilateral and regional security cooperation.
As it was reported earlier, on the night from October 17 to 18 a new cargo of military assistance from the United States arrived in Ukraine.
The overall price of goods included in the second batch makes 60 million dollars. Since 2014, Ukraine has received technical assistance from the US worth 2 billion dollars.