/ Go to the mediabankUS military instructors arrive in Ukraine / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the head of Ukraine’s armed forces, said on Thursday he had discussed Ukraine’s military needs with Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of the US European Command Christopher Cavoli. “We discussed Ukraine’s priorities for weapon, hardware and munition [deliveries]. I briefed Gen. Cavoli about the facts on the ground,” Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhnyi said on social media. The phone conversation was held in the lead-up to the Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting of senior Ukrainian and NATO military officials at Ramstein air base in Germany on Friday. AmericasZelensky’s Office Asks US for Additional Arms, Ammunition21 March, 14:05 GMTNATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said during a visit to Kiev on Thursday that allies were committed to delivering more jets, tanks and armored vehicles to Ukraine. He estimated that NATO’s military aid to Ukraine had topped $165 billion since February 2022. Russia has warned Ukraine’s donors that it sees military shipments as legitimate targets. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that NATO allies arming and training Ukrainians is tantamount to a direct involvement in the conflict.