US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin called for an “immediate ceasefire in Ukraine” to his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoigu, with whom he met for the first time since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu for the first time after the Russia-Ukraine war. After the meeting, a written statement was made by the Spokesperson of the US Department of Defense (Pentagon), John Kirby.
In the statement, “Minister Lloyd Austin met with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu for the first time since February 18, on May 13. Minister Austin called (to Russia) an emergency ceasefire in Ukraine and drew attention to the importance of keeping communication channels open. ” statements were included.
Russia’s attacks on Ukraine started on February 24, and in the war that has been going on since then, the USA and European countries have taken many sanctions against Moscow.