September 22, 2021
HELSINKI — Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. David Butler provided the following readout:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley met with Chief of Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov on September 22 in Helsinki.
The meeting was a continuation of talks aimed at improving military leadership communication between the two nations for the purposes of risk reduction and operational de-confliction.
In accordance with past practice, both have agreed to keep the specific details of their conversation private.
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