US Secretary of State calls for ceasefire
Austin and Shoiku speak for the first time since the beginning of the war
05/13/2022, 8:31 p.m.
For the first time since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, US Secretary of Defense Austin and his Russian Secretary of Defense Shoiku have spoken face to face. Austin emphasizes the importance of being in touch. At the same time he makes demands.
For the first time since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has called on Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to call for an “immediate ceasefire.” Austin and Shoiku last spoke on February 18 – a week before the start of the Russian invasion of the neighboring country. The U.S. Department of Defense says Austin stressed the importance of maintaining communications.
Shoiku’s ministry announced that Austin had taken the initiative in Moscow. Current international security issues were discussed. The phone call was about the situation in Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry did not release any details. The Russian power machine recently complained that there was no connection between Moscow and Washington. Russia has accused the United States of further escalating the conflict by supplying arms to Ukraine.
The Russian leadership has repeatedly spoken of a more dangerous situation. Russia compares US military involvement in Ukraine to a proxy war. Kremlin boss Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of wanting to fight the last Ukrainian soldier.
The United States has been supplying large quantities of arms to Ukraine. At the same time, under no circumstances should the government in Washington intervene directly in the conflict and become a party to the war.
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