Officials say that even after talks between the defense ministers of the two countries, there has been no sign of a change in Moscow’s stance. US Defense Headquarters Pentagon said in a statement that in talks with his Russian counterpart, Austin called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and insisted on keeping the channels of dialogue open. It’s been 12 weeks since the war in Ukraine started. In late February, Russia invaded Ukraine.
‘No solution found for serious issues’
A senior Defense Department official said on Friday that the talks lasted for an hour. There has been no resolution of “serious issues” or any change in what Russia is doing or saying during the talks. Earlier, both the leaders held talks on 18 February. On Friday, Ukrainian President Zelensky said the people of Ukraine were doing everything possible to drive the Russians out of the country, but “today no one can predict how long this war will last.”
Washington : The West also played a major role in the Russo-Ukraine War. Countries like the US and Britain have imposed tough sanctions on Russia and have given Ukraine a large number of weapons. Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu had a phone conversation on Friday for the first time since the start of the fierce war in Ukraine, but the conversation was “inconclusive”. After Ukraine, now Russia’s tensions with Finland are increasing as it has announced to join NATO on Thursday.