Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. David Herndon provided the following reading:

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl joined Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Senior Deputy National Security Adviser Jon Finer during their trip to Kyiv today to meet with President Zelenskyy, members of the Office of the President and senior Ukrainian officials to reaffirm the strong and strong commitment of the United States to Ukraine and its defense against unprovoked aggression from Russia. Before the visit, the delegation made stops in Germany and Poland to review US security assistance to Ukraine.

While in Kyiv, Under Secretary Sherman, Under Secretary NSA Finer and Under Secretary Kahl met with Prime Minister Shmyhal to discuss how US and international assistance has helped stabilize Ukraine’s economy and how we can develop a lasting partnership of trade and investment between the United States and Ukraine as Ukraine. rebuilds They also met with Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov to discuss diplomatic efforts and security assistance to strengthen Ukraine’s security capabilities. In a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov and Ukrenergo CEO Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, they reviewed emergency efforts to repair and maintain Ukraine’s energy system despite Russia’s ongoing brutal attacks on critical infrastructure.

As part of the trip, the delegation heard from young Ukrainians who have adapted their business and promotional activities to support their fellow citizens even as they look towards Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction.