"Secretary of Defense - Hagel spoke today by phone with Russian Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu - Shoigu reiterated his assurance that Russian forces would not invade Ukraine, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in the statement."
Washington, April 29 - Russia has assured the US that it will not invade Ukraine, the US Department of Defense said Monday.

The assurance was given by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoygu, Xinhua quoted a statement released by the US defense department.

Secretary of Defense - Hagel spoke today by phone with Russian Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu - Shoigu reiterated his assurance that Russian forces would not invade Ukraine, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in the statement.

The two officials discussed a wide range of issues related to the situation in Ukraine, with Hagel requesting clarification of Russia's intentions in eastern Ukraine, said Kirby.


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