Lloyd Austin Spoke With Sergei Shoigu

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, May 14, 2022
Lloyd Austin Spoke With Sergei Shoigu

On May 13, for the first time in the 79 days of Russia's war against Ukraine, the US Secretary of Defense was able to speak with the Russian secretary of defense

On the U.S. portal The Department of Defense released a statement from Pentagon speaker John Kirby:

"On May 13, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Russian minister of defense Sergey Shoygu for the first time since February 18. Secretary Austin urged an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and emphasized the importance of maintaining lines of communication."

As seen in Kirby's statement, the United States is demanding an immediate ceasefire. Since the United States did not publish any more details, there was probably no sense from Shoigu.

It is reported that the conversation was initiated by the American side.

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