Russia holds second call with US in three days

Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday in their second telephone call in three days, the defense ministry said in a statement.

Moscow provided no further information on the outcome of the call or any specific areas of discussion. The pair previously spoke on Friday for the first time since May. Earlier on Sunday, Shoigu held calls with the British, French and Turkish defense ministers.

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