United States President of the Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley (left) poses with his Russian counterpart, Valery Gerasimov, during their meeting in Helsinki on 22 September.
CNN: The chief general of the United States meets his Russian counterpart in Finland
(CNN) The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, General Mark Milley, met with his Russian counterpart for about six hours Wednesday at a “productive” meeting in Helsinki at a time of mounting tensions between the United States and Russia.
“When the military leaders of the great powers communicate, the world is a safer place,” said Milley after his meeting with Valery Gerasimov, chief of staff of the Russian armed forces.
The meeting covered a “variety of topics on world affairs,” said Colonel Dave Butler, Milley’s spokesperson.
The discussion was “military-centered” and “serious,” he added.
“Both generals show mutual respect, even though they both took the opportunity to joke or joke from time to time.”
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WNU Editor: The main purpose of this meeting is that the United States wants military bases in Central Asia to keep an eye on Afghanistan …. US and Russian military officers meet as Washington seeks Central Asian presence (RFE).
For a war with which President Biden has publicly declared that the United States is done, it is doing the opposite in private.
To update: Why should Russia help the United States if that is the Pentagon mentality …. Despite growing concerns about China, Russia is still “the main military threat” to Washington, says senior US commander. (RT).
More news on today’s meeting of the best US and Russian generals in Finland
Russian and US chiefs of staff meet in Finland – TASS
The best US and Russian generals meet in Helsinki – Moscow Times / AFP
The chief general of the United States holds “productive” talks with the Russian officer – AP
Russian and US military leaders meet to discuss risk mitigation – report – Reuters
United States Superior General: meeting with the Russian ‘productive’ counterpart – The Hill
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