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US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin convened a meeting with Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Sergei Shoigu. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby reported.
The main topic of the meeting of the defense ministers of both states was the military-political situation in Ukraine. According to Kirby, Austin called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine.
The head of the US military also stressed the importance of maintaining communication lines between Russia and the United States in the field of defense and security. . Note that these telephone conversations became the first contact between Austin and Shoig since February 18, 2022.