Washington, Reuters: On February 24, the US has held official talks with Russia for the first time since the Ukraine war broke out. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu by telephone on Friday. This information has been given by the US Defense Ministry, Pentagon.

Maintaining dialogue is essential for global peace

Austin said that during the Ukraine war, he tried to talk to the Russian Defense Minister several times, but the talks were possible on Friday. Austin stressed the need for continued dialogue between the two countries. Said that maintaining dialogue between the two major countries is essential for global peace. Despite an hour-long talks between the two defense ministers, no consensus could be reached on the war in Ukraine. According to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, the tone of both leaders was professional during the talks.

America and Russia had hotline talks

According to the Russian news agency Tass, the Russian Defense Ministry has said that Shoigu spoke on the phone from America. The international security situation including the Ukraine issue was discussed in the talks. It is noteworthy that immediately after the Ukraine war, the US and Russia have arranged hotline talks. This arrangement has been made to remove any misunderstanding regarding the action taken without any delay.

America is continuously helping Ukraine

While America and allies have sent weapons worth lakhs of crores to the Ukrainian army fighting the war, all kinds of sanctions have been imposed on Russia and its companies. Due to this the tension between America and Russia is at its peak. Since the start of the war, the US has sent weapons worth about $380 million to Ukraine. At the same time, earlier this week the US House of Representatives approved more than $ 40 billion in aid for Ukraine. But this proposal has not yet been approved by the Senate. So far thousands of people have lost their lives due to the war. At the same time, lakhs of people have been forced to displace from their homes.

Edited By: Amit Singh