U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley spoke by phone with top Russian military officer, Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov, on Tuesday amid growing tensions between the nations over Ukraine.
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According to a readout of the call released by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the pair discussed “discussed several security-related issues of concern.”
The phone call is “a continuation of communication between both leaders to ensure risk reduction and operational de-confliction,” it states.
“In accordance with past practice, both have agreed to keep the specific details of their conversation private,” the readout notes.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a separate statement that they “discussed the ongoing issues of international security,” without elaborating.
It comes amid escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington over reports of a troop build-up at Ukraine’s border, with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken suggesting earlier this month that Russia may be “attempting to rehash” its 2014 invasion of Ukraine.
The United States is “concerned by reports of unusual Russian military activity,” Blinken said, referring to claims made by Ukraine’s Defense Ministry this month that about 90,000 Russian troops are stationed close to its border with Russia.
Blinken said the situation is been monitored “very closely.”
Russia has accused the West of flaring tensions over the matter.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday that Western media reports of plans by Russia to invade Ukraine are an “empty and groundless” escalation of tensions, Russia’s state-run news agency TASS reported.
His remarks came after CNN, citing unnamed sources, reported that the Biden administration is considering providing more weapons to Ukraine’s armed forces, including Javelin anti-tank missiles and stinger air defense missiles, in preparation for a possible Russian invasion.
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Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy made similar remarks earlier this month after several unnamed sources told Bloomberg that U.S. officials have briefed their EU allies on their concerns of a potential military operation by Russia in Ukraine.
Russia has never planned on invading Ukraine, and won’t do so “unless provoked,” Polyanskiy said when pressed on the issue. “Never planned, never did.”
“Never going to do it unless we’re provoked by Ukraine, or by somebody else,” or if Russia’s national sovereignty is threatened, he added.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that the Biden administration had “serious concerns” over Russia’s military presence on Ukraine’s border.
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The administration has called on “Moscow to de-escalate tensions” she said.
Since 2014, Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists have been fighting in eastern Ukraine after Russia illegally invaded and annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.
The Epoch Times has contacted the Biden administration for comment.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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