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Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley's Phone Call with Chief of Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov


Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Public Affairs

Dec. 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Dave Butler provided the following readout:

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke today with Chief of Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov by telephone.

The military leaders discussed regional security-related issues of concern.

The phone call is a continuation of communication between both leaders to ensure 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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