US, Russian Military Chiefs’ Phone Call Amid Tensions Over Ukraine
Top generals from Russia and the United States spoke over the phone on Tuesday, Russia’s Defence Ministry said, amid Western fears that Moscow might be plotting to invade neighbouring Ukraine.
The ministry said in a statement that Chief of Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley discussed “current questions of international security”, without providing further details.
Western countries have this month raised alarm over reported Russian military activity near Ukraine with growing allegations that Moscow is planning an invasion.
Moscow has dismissed these claims.
Last week, Ukraine said it was seeking more military aid from Western allies.
On Tuesday, two patrol boats sent to Ukraine’s navy by the United States arrived at the southern port of Odessa.
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