Ecuador also entered the list of participants in the Rammstein format.
Moldova and Georgia, as well as Ecuador, joined the meeting of the chiefs of staff and defense ministers in the Ramstein format, which is dedicated to providing military assistance to Ukraine.
This was stated at a meeting in Brussels by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
“Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, more than 45 allies and partners from around the world have provided military assistance to Ukraine. This reflects the global outrage at Russian unprovoked aggression and this reflects the global determination to defend the rules-based order,” Austin said.
“Today I have the honor to host defense ministers and chiefs of staff from more than 45 countries, as well as representatives of NATO and the EU. I am also pleased to welcome Ecuador, Georgia and Moldova, who joined today’s contact group meeting,” the US Defense Secretary added.
During a meeting in Brussels, Austin urged not to waste time and named the types of weapons that would soon arrive in Ukraine. Austin also emphasized that “the stakes are high” and the decisive moment has come on the battlefield.
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg has announced that a new aid package for Ukraine will be agreed at the end of June. Reuters reported that on June 15, the White House will announce another $1 billion for Ukraine’s defense.