“The parties discussed the situation in the field of European security and arms control,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

In addition, the parties touched on the fight against the spread of coronavirus, as well as measures "to prevent incidents in the course of military activity," RIA Novosti reported.

On June 17, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO defense ministers agreed on a package of measures in connection with the strengthening of Russian missile capabilities.