At a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal thanked America for its leadership in defense support and called for providing Ukraine with more weapons, including fighter jets.

The meeting took place at the Pentagon on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“The USA is our biggest partner in terms of military support,” the Ukrainian Prime Minister stressed at the beginning of the meeting.

He thanked for the allocation of weapons for Ukraine, which strengthened the defense capability of the country. In this regard, Shmyhal particularly noted the provision of modern air defense systems, tanks, artillery and missile systems, as well as armored vehicles for the Armed Forces. The Prime Minister emphasized that the Ukrainian military confirmed the effectiveness of weapons, provided by the U.S. and other partners, on the battlefield.

Shmyhal also stressed that Ukraine must win this war. “But to achieve it faster and with fewer casualties, Ukraine needs more military support,” he said.