US, Russian military chiefs meet in Finland

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) -- U.S. and Russian military leaders have been holding talks in Finland.

The summit is the highest-level military meeting between the two nations since Russia's war with U.S. ally Georgia.

Officials say the topics of discussion are Afghanistan, the Black Sea region and Georgia.

A U.S. embassy spokeswoman says the meeting was unannounced to keep it from being "high-profile." Participants included Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his Russian counterpart, Gen. Nikolai Makarov.

A Pentagon spokesman says Mullen reported that the talks were productive and "businesslike."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Join the Conversation!

While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:

  • Obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, racism, violent descriptions, name-calling or personal attacks.
  • Abuse of multiple accounts.
  • Off-topic comments.

Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator. 
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 31732714 - local8now.com/a?a=31732714
Gray Television, Inc.