President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has announced new military aid from the United States.
"It was a very productive conversation, and it is important that it was held on the eve of the new meeting in the Ramstein format. Of course, we discussed the situation on the battlefield and its prospects - how we can strengthen both our defence and our progress. There is a new defence package for our country from the United States. I am grateful for it. In particular, there will be more artillery, shells that are needed right now," Zelenskyy said in a video address on 20 November following a meeting with US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin and Supreme Allied Commander Europe Christopher Cavoli.
The parties also discussed Ukraine's actions in the Black Sea and the protection of the export corridor. The president thanked the partners who "help us to guarantee the real restoration of international law on our land and in our sea, and I am especially grateful to the United States for its continued leadership in support".
The Pentagon chief arrived in Kyiv on an unannounced visit and pledged continued support for Ukraine.
Subsequently, the media reported, citing officials who accompanied Austin on the trip, that the United States would be able to continue sending aid to Ukraine, including long-range weapons and ammunition, "at least for some time".