US vows to move ‘Heaven and Earth’ on bolstering Ukraine defence

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks during the Ukraine Security Consultative Group meeting at Ramstein air base, Germany (Thomas Lohnes/Getty]

The US Defence Secretary says Washington is ‘engaging our colleagues’ to provide military aid to Kyiv against Russian aggression.

The United States has pledged to move “Heaven and Earth” to help Ukraine win its battle against Russia’s unprovoked invasion, as allies from 40 nations met at a US base in Germany to bolster Kyiv’s defence against Moscow.

The meeting called by the US at its Ramstein airbase in southwestern Germany aims “to help Ukraine win the fight against Russia’s unjust invasion and to build up Ukraine’s defences for tomorrow’s challenges”, said defence secretary Lloyd Austin as he opened the talks.

“As we see this morning, nations from around the world stand united in our resolve to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s imperial aggression.

“Ukraine clearly believes that it can win and so does everyone here,” he added.

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