US, Russia set up 'deconfliction lines' - Pentagon
The US and Russian armed forces set up a direct phone line amid the Russian special operation in Ukraine.
The US and Russian armed forces have set up a "deconfliction line" in order to reduce the risks posed by "miscalculation" in Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.
The phone line between the US European Command and Russia's Ministry of Defense was established earlier this week, Pentagon's Spokesman John Kirby revealed.
"I don't have any information about whether it's been used," Kirby told reporters. "It's only been in place for a couple of days," however, he added that the line works, saying that it was tested.
A "deconfliction line" had been previously used between Washington and Moscow to prevent incidents in Syria.
"We think it's valuable to have a direct communication vehicle... to reduce the risks of miscalculation and to be able to communicate in real-time if need be," he said.