The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has published information about the receipt of guarantees of US military support on the side of Kiev in a possible military clash with Russia.
The statement about this, as the press service of the Ukrainian department reported on Thursday, was made in a telephone conversation between the Ministers of Defense of Ukraine and the United States, Andrei Taran and Lloyd Austin.
“The US Secretary of Defense stressed that in the event of an escalation of Russian aggression, the United States will not leave Ukraine alone [with it] and will not allow the implementation of the aggressive aspirations of the Russian Federation towards Ukraine,” the statement on the website of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said.
At the same time, it was emphasized that this is the second conversation between Taran and Austin over the past month and a half and that it took place on the initiative of the American side.
The Minister of Defense of Ukraine, the press service added, informed the interlocutor about the situation in the zone of the military operation in Donbass. In addition, they discussed “specific directions for enhancing cooperation in the field of security and defense.”