Ukraine and Australia Discuss Strengthening Defense Ties

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.01 - 2024 2:27 PM CET

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Defense ministers from Ukraine and Australia discuss cooperation in the defense industry.

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Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov recently engaged in discussions with Australia's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Richard Marles, focusing on bolstering defense cooperation. The conversation, which took place over the phone, centered on potential joint ventures in the defense industry.

Announcing the discussions on the social media platform X, Minister Umerov highlighted the key points of their conversation.

"We discussed cooperation in the defense industry, and the possibility of establishing joint ventures with the Australian defense industry. Despite the significant distance between our countries, Australian support remains unwavering. Together, we will drive the enemy out of Ukrainian land," Umerov stated.

In addition to discussing future cooperation, Umerov expressed gratitude for Australia's consistent support, specifically thanking the Australian government for a new $100 million military aid package.

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