US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says, the key to stopping "Miscalculations" between Russia and The United States, is the ability to keep the lines of communications open.
The Pentagon has released footage, of what it says is a Russian aircraft conducting an unsafe intercept of a US Air Force Drone, in international airspace over the black sea.
Following this incident, US Defense Secretary spoke to Russian Defense Minister about the destruction of a US drone over the black sea. Austin's call with Shoigu on Wednesday was the first in five months.
At the same time, chairman of US joint chiefs of staff army general Mark Milley has said that there were still questions as to whether Russia meant to down the drone, even though the moments that led up to its crash were intentional. The drone crashed near Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.