11 Jan 2021 20:03

Russian, U.S. chiefs of staff discuss security in various world regions by phone - Russian Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. Jan 11 (Interfax) - The Russian Armed Forces' Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov and the United States' Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley have discussed a number of issues by telephone, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

The pair "discussed issues of mutual interest [such as] security and maintaining stability in various regions of the world," the ministry said.

The call took place on January 11 at the initiative of the U.S., it said.