Austin speaks with Russian counterpart for first time since start of war in Ukraine

Austin speaks with Russian counterpart for first time since start of war in Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteDefense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday spoke with his Russian counterpart, the first such conversation between the two officials since the Kremlin’s attack on Ukraine began in February, according to the Pentagon. Austin spoke with Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu by phone,...

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US sending diplomats back to Ukraine, looking to reopen embassy

US sending diplomats back to Ukraine, looking to reopen embassy

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration intends to return its diplomats to Ukraine in the coming days with the goal of reopening its embassy in Kyiv over the next few weeks. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Kyiv over the weekend,...

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US officials promise Zelenskyy more military aid in Kyiv meeting: Live Ukraine updates

US officials promise Zelenskyy more military aid in Kyiv meeting: Live Ukraine updates

This post was originally published on this siteAntony Blinken and Lloyd Austin promised more aid in a secretive meeting with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in Kyiv: Live updates     

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Austin orders US warships to stay in Mediterranean amid Ukraine, Russia tensions

Austin orders US warships to stay in Mediterranean amid Ukraine, Russia tensions

This post was originally published on this siteDefense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered US warships to stay in the Mediterranean amid tensions between Ukraine and Russia, a defense official told The Hill.Austin directed the USS Harry Truman Carrier Strike Group to remain the European Command area…

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