“The minister and his team will be preparing for a trip to Europe next week.

They will stop in Georgia, Ukraine and Romania, ”RIA Novosti quotes Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.

Austin will conclude this visit in Brussels, where NATO defense ministers will meet.

Earlier, Lloyd Austin, during negotiations with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, spoke in favor of expanding military cooperation between the countries.

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