Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's Call With Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu

Aug. 11, 2021

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following readout:

Today Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke by phone with Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu.  The purpose of the call was to support transparency and risk-reduction efforts following the July 28 resumption of the U.S.-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue in Geneva, Switzerland.