Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will travel to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to host an in-person meeting of the Ukrainian Defense Contact Group on Jan. 20. While there, Secretary Austin will be accompanied by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Mark A. Milley. This will be the eighth meeting of the UDCG and the fifth in-person session since the formation of the international group in April. They will join defense ministers and defense chiefs from nearly 50 countries around the world to discuss Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine and continued close coordination to provide the Ukrainian people with the means necessary to defend its sovereign territory.
Media program (every hour in Central European Time):
10:00 a.m. – Ukrainian Defense Contact Group Meeting Opening Remarks by Secretary Austin
4:30 p.m. – Press conference with Secretary Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley
Live streaming option
A live stream of Secretary Austin’s opening remarks and post-meeting press conference will be available at https://www.defense.gov/News/Live-Events/