According to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff, three high-ranking US security officials recently held a video call with a group of their Ukrainian counterparts to discuss military aid to Kyiv.


“We discussed the further provision of necessary assistance to our country, in particular vehicles, weapons, and ammunition,” Andriy Yermak wrote on Telegram.

According to Yermak, several other high-ranking commanders and officials were present at the meeting alongside Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov and top general Valeriy Zaluzhnyi.

On the other side were White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and top military commander Mark Milley.

Yermak did not provide the United States side with specific requests.

Attempting to reclaim territory lost to Moscow last year, Kyiv held this meeting in an effort to amass enough weaponry from its Western backers, of which the United States has been the most significant.

In addition, Yermak mentioned that Zelensky had joined the meeting at the very end to share his thoughts on the liberation of Ukrainian territories occupied by Russia since the invasion nearly 13 months ago.

The current situation at the front, combat operations in the most difficult areas, and the urgent needs of the Ukrainian army were all discussed in detail, according to Yermak’s report.

Russian attempts to advance through the industrial Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, bordering Russia, have been centered on the ruined city of Bakhmut for the past eight months, and on Friday Ukrainian forces continued to withstand Russian assaults on the city.