Austin: Twenty countries have promised to provide weapons to Ukraine

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US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin / Photo: Archive

Twenty countries have pledged to supply weapons to Ukraine to help counter Russian forces, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told a news conference at the Pentagon.

"Today's meeting went very well," he said.

"Many countries will provide artillery ammunition, coast guard systems, tanks and other armored vehicles needed by the Kyiv army," he added after a meeting of the contact group on Ukraine.

Austin expressed special gratitude to Denmark, which will provide Harpoon missiles to protect the coast of Ukraine.

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