U.S. Sec. Austin Talks With Russian Defense Minister Shoygu

U.S. Department of Defense

Attributed to Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder:

On March 15, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke by phone with Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu regarding recent unprofessional, dangerous, and reckless behavior by the Russian air force in international airspace over the Black Sea. Secretary Austin emphasized that the United States will continue to fly and to operate wherever international law allows.

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