Russia and NATO Hold Bilateral Consultations by Phone
Aug. 29, 2019 (EIRNS)—NATO’s and Russia’s most senior military officers spoke on the phone yesterday. “Russian Chief of the General Staff and First Deputy Defense Minister Army General Valery Gerasimov has held telephone talks with Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach. The parties discussed pressing issues concerning Russia-NATO relations,” the Russian Defense Ministry statement reads, reported TASS.
NATO said in a press release that “the phone call demonstrates the continued mutual interest to maintain military lines of communication to promote predictability, in line with NATO’s policy of transparency and ongoing dialogue at the political level with senior Russian leadership.” NATO further stated that Peach and Gerasimov “agreed to continue using the military lines of communication in the future, according to the TASS coverage.