US: Putin does not want to confront NATO, Pentagon chief says


The United States does not believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants a military confrontation with the NATO alliance, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said today as Moscow fights to achieve its goals in Ukraine two and a half months after its invasion of neighboring of the country.

“As one looks at Putin’s calculations, my view – and I’m sure the president has his own view – but my view is that Russia does not want to confront NATO,” Austin told a news conference. Congress.

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