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Ukraine Defense Contact Group to meet at Ramstein Air Base

Ministry of Defence
Publication date 18.3.2024 13.00
Press release

The next meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group (UDCG, also known as the Ramstein Group) will take place on Tuesday 19 March 2024 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. The UDCG coordinates materiel assistance to Ukraine.

Permanent Secretary Esa Pulkkinen from the Ministry of Defence will represent Finland. The participants will address the situation in Ukraine and coordinate the military support to be provided to Ukraine.

The Permanent Secretary will be accompanied by Major General Kari Nisula, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations at Defence Command. The meeting will be hosted by United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin together with General Charles Q. Brown, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The Ukraine Defense Contact Group is a coalition of over 50 countries that coordinates the delivery of materiel assistance to Ukraine under the leadership of the United States.

Inquiries: Esko Salminen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 140 094; and Head of Communications Kristian Vakkuri on communications matters related to the meeting, tel. +358 295 140 123.