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Zelensky discussed with the head of the Pentagon the situation in the east of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who is in Kiev on a working visit. This was reported by the press service of the Office of the Ukrainian leader.

According to the report, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Lloyd Austin exchanged views on the security situation in eastern Ukraine, as well as in the region of the Black and Azov Seas.

Zelensky noted that Ukraine is trying to intensify the work of all negotiation formats to achieve peace in the east and restore sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The interlocutors discussed topical issues of Ukraine’s interaction with NATO and further support from the United States on the way to realizing the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of our state.

The United States Secretary of Defense was briefed on measures being taken to reform the Ukrainian security and defense sector, including the domestic defense industry, in line with NATO standards with a view to achieving the alliance membership criteria as soon as possible

The US Secretary of Defense assured the Ukrainian head of state of the United States’ strong support for the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.

During the meeting, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Lloyd Austin touched upon the energy security of Ukraine and Europe.

The Anadolu Agency’s website publishes in a shortened form . .(HAS).