Milley speaks with Russian counterpart — ‘risk reduction’

U.S. and Russian military officials spoke on Tuesday amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley spoke via telephone with Russia’s top military officer, Chief of the General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov, and the two discussed “several security-related issues of concern,” according to a readout from Joint Staff Spokesman Col. Dave Butler.

“The phone call is a continuation of communication between both leaders to ensure risk reduction and operational de-confliction,” Butler added. “In accordance with past practice, both have agreed to keep the specific details of their conversation private.”

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