Heads of Russian, UK armed forces discuss global security in phone call -TASS

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  • Vladimir Putin
    Vladimir Putin
    President of Russia
  • Valery Gerasimov
    Chief of the General Staff of the armed forces of the Russian Federation
  • Tony Radakin
    Royal Navy admiral

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of the Russian armed forces, Valery Gerasimov, discussed regional and global security in phone call with his British counterpart, Tony Radakin, the TASS news agency cited Russia's defence ministry as saying on Thursday.

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia wants to avoid conflict with Ukraine and the West, but needs an "immediate" response from the United States and its allies to its demands for security guarantees.

(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Alison Williams)

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