MOSCOW, December 14. /TASS/. Direct communication channels have been established between Russian military and defense ministries of the UK, France, Finland and Sweden to prevent dangerous military activity and decrease the likelihood of incidents in the Baltic Sea region, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Lt. Col. Alexander Fomin said on Friday at the meeting with military attaches.
"With the aims of preventing dangerous military activities and decreasing the likelihood of incidents in the Baltic Sea region, direct communication channels over telephone were organized between Russia's National Defense Management Center and defense ministries of the UK, France, Finland and Sweden," Fomin said.
According to Fomin, this work allows to avoid serious developments.
"Contacts continued between US military leadership and commanders of NATO forces in Europe, and the Chief of Genral Staff of Russia's Armed Forces, deputy defense ministers and central military authorities, during which the sides discussed the issues of Syrian settlement, as well as relevant problems of global and regional security," he added.