June 29, 2022
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US establishes hotline with Russia to avoid unnecessary conflicts – News

A U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday that the Pentagon has been in direct contact with Russia’s Defense Ministry to prevent “miscalculations, military incidents and expansion” in the region as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine progresses. Reasonable (3).

The United States says it has no troops in Ukraine, but Washington and its allies NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) As Russia launches its largest offensive against a European state since World War II, Europe is concerned about potential damage, including accidents.

The United States and its allies are providing millions of dollars in weapons to Ukraine’s armed forces, which are using weapons against Russian troops in defiance of Moscow’s warnings against foreign intervention.

“The Department of Defense established a line with the Russian Ministry of Defense on March 1 to avoid miscalculations, military incidents and escalation,” a senior U.S. defense official, who spoke anonymously, confirmed the move, which was originally announced by NBC.

The U.S. military has successfully built hotlines with Russia in the past, including during the war in Syria, with Moscow intervening on the side of President Bashar al-Assad. There, the United States and Russia launched joint military campaigns, focusing on the Americans’ fight against the Islamic State.

The move is the latest attempt to defuse rising tensions between the United States and Russia, where President Vladimir Putin – in a clear warning to the West – announced last weekend that he would keep his nuclear forces on high alert.

Putin’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday (2) World War III would be a nuclear conflictObservations that increase growing discomfort.

The U.S. military says Wednesday it has postponed a planned test of the Minuteman 3rd intercontinental ballistic missile.