The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff speaks with the Russian chief of staff for the first time since the war between Russia and Ukraine


2022-05-20: [Article Link Senior United States and Russian military officials spoke again on 19 May as the war in Russia-Ukraine continued. On 19 May, the Russian Ministry of Defence stated that the Russian Chief of General Staff, General Miri, had a telephone meeting with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, and that the two sides had discussed a number of issues, including the situation in Ukraine. “On the initiative of the United States, the two sides held a telephone meeting on 19 May between the Chiefs of General Staff of Russia, the First Deputy Minister of Defence of Russia, Army General Grasimov and General Milli, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, and discussed issues of mutual interest, including the situation in Ukraine.” At the same time, the United States side issued a statement confirming the conduct of the call. The United States side stated that the two military leaders had discussed several security-related issues and agreed to keep the channels of communication open. Millie. Just on 13 May, United States Defence Minister Austin and Russian Defence Minister Shoigu made their first call since the Russian-Ukraine conflict. Earlier, according to the US, Russian military high-ranking officials had refused to receive US calls since the war began. As reported on the US Starfleet website on 24 March, several attempts by US senior defence military leaders to engage in dialogue with Russia were rejected by Moscow last month, which prevented the world’s two largest nuclear powers from interpreting military operations and raised concerns about major miscalculations and the unpredictable situation in the field. In a statement issued on 23 March, the Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, stated that since the conflict in Russia (Russia-Ukraine), Defence Minister Austin and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Milli, had been trying to telephone Russian Defence Minister Shoikou and Chief of General Staff General Grassimov, but that the Russian side had so far “refused contact”.


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The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff speaks with the Russian chief of staff for the first time since the war between Russia and Ukraine


2022-05-20: [Article Link Senior United States and Russian military officials spoke again on 19 May as the war in Russia-Ukraine continued. On 19 May, the Russian Ministry of Defence stated that the Russian Chief of General Staff, General Miri, had a telephone meeting with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, and that the two sides had discussed a number of issues, including the situation in Ukraine. “On the initiative of the United States, the two sides held a telephone meeting on 19 May between the Chiefs of General Staff of Russia, the First Deputy Minister of Defence of Russia, Army General Grasimov and General Milli, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, and discussed issues of mutual interest, including the situation in Ukraine.” At the same time, the United States side issued a statement confirming the conduct of the call. The United States side stated that the two military leaders had discussed several security-related issues and agreed to keep the channels of communication open. Millie. Just on 13 May, United States Defence Minister Austin and Russian Defence Minister Shoigu made their first call since the Russian-Ukraine conflict. Earlier, according to the US, Russian military high-ranking officials had refused to receive US calls since the war began. As reported on the US Starfleet website on 24 March, several attempts by US senior defence military leaders to engage in dialogue with Russia were rejected by Moscow last month, which prevented the world’s two largest nuclear powers from interpreting military operations and raised concerns about major miscalculations and the unpredictable situation in the field. In a statement issued on 23 March, the Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, stated that since the conflict in Russia (Russia-Ukraine), Defence Minister Austin and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Milli, had been trying to telephone Russian Defence Minister Shoikou and Chief of General Staff General Grassimov, but that the Russian side had so far “refused contact”.

Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.

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