U.S. Establishes Direct Line With Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has established a channel of direct communication with the Russian ministry of defense to avoid unintended conflict related to the war in Ukraine.

A U.S. defense official said the “de-confliction line” was established March 1 “for the purpose of preventing miscalculation, military incidents, and escalation.”

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the communication line has not been announced.

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