Zelensky to meet US defence secretary in Washington

No information is given about the possibility of the parties going to the press

Zelensky to meet US defence secretary in Washington

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will meet US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin in Washington on Tuesday, TASS reports. This is evidenced by the US military chief’s schedule published on Monday.

“Austin will receive Zelensky and Ukrainian Defence Minister Andriy Taran at the Pentagon at 14:00 US East Coast time (21:00 Moscow time). There is no information on the possibility of them reaching the press”, –  the statement said.

According to the White House press service on 29 August, Zelensky’s meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden was postponed from 31 August to 1 September. Originally, Biden was scheduled to receive Zelensky at the White House on 30 August. Later, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that the meeting was postponed from August 30 to August 31 in connection with the expansion of the programme of the Ukrainian head of state’s visit to the United States


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