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New Ramstein-format meeting planned for mid-November – Pentagon

Friday, 10 November 2023, 08:05

The US Department of Defence said it is planning to hold the 17th meeting of the Contact Group for the Defence of Ukraine (Ramstein format) in mid-November.

Source: European Pravda; briefing by Sabrina Singh, Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary

Details: According to Sabrina Singh, the United States will assist Ukraine in smaller amounts since Congress has not yet provided additional funds. Therefore, she called for accepting President Biden's request to continue supporting Kyiv.


Quote: "We are going to have another Ukraine Defense Contact Group in mid-November. Allies and partners are continuing to support Ukraine, we are continuing to support Ukraine in what they need in their fight (against Russia)," Singh said. 

Background: Earlier, John Kirby, White House National Security Council strategic communications coordinator, said that the US used almost all the funds approved by Congress to help Ukraine. 

As it is known, US President Joe Biden is trying to convince the US Congress to support assistance to both Ukraine and Israel and approve a new US$106 billion assistance package, which includes more than US$61 billion in funding to help Ukraine. 


But Mike Johnson, the new Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is insisting that Congress consider assistance packages for Ukraine and Israel separately, and that the "Ukrainian" package should be considered together with funding for US-Mexico border security.

Read also: American Storm around Ukraine: Options for Future US Assistance.

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