For the first time since the beginning of the war, the head of the Pentagon held talks with Shoigu: what Austin said to the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation

On Friday, May 13, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu for the first time since the beginning of the Russian attack on Ukraine.

The topic of conversation was the war in Ukraine unleashed by Russia. During the talks, the head of the Pentagon called on the Russian Federation to immediately cease fire on the territory of Ukraine.

This was reported by the press service of the US Department of Defense.

“On May 13, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III had a conversation with Russian Defense Secretary Sergei Shoigu for the first time since February 18. Defense Secretary Austin called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and noted the importance of maintaining lines of communication,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said. .

As previously reported, the head of the Pentagon, in a conversation with Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov, said that the United States is ready to provide Ukraine with all the necessary capabilities to counter the Russian Federation.

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