In the United States, Zelensky was assured of support for Ukraine’s accession to NATO
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin called on Russia to end the occupation of Crimea and the war in Donbass.President Zelensky met with the US Secretary of Defense / photo president.gov.ua
The US leadership supports Ukraine’s desire to join NATO .
This was stated by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on August 31, C-SPAN reports .
“Our support for Ukraine’s independence, its territorial integrity and its Euro-Atlantic aspirations is unwavering,” Austin said, congratulating Ukraine on its 30th anniversary.
The US minister also called on the Kremlin to stop the illegal occupation of Crimea and stop supporting militants in Donbas.
“We will continue to support you in the face of Russian aggression in this conflict,” the minister assured.
He assured that the Pentagon is committed to deepening its partnership with Ukraine in the defense sphere.
Zelensky’s visit to the United States: what is known
It will be recalled that on August 31, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi began a two-day working visit to the United States.
The program of the visit will cover a number of cities on the east and west coasts of the United States, where Zelensky will hold important meetings with US officials.
In particular, on the first day of the visit he met with the Minister of Energy Jennifer Grenholm and discussed with her the issues of energy security of Ukraine and the region.
Zelensky also held talks with NASA chief Bill Nelson and invited him to Ukraine .