The representative of the department added that the communication line was installed during the “last few days,” but he did not specify how often it has been used since then.

The Pentagon has successfully tested a direct line of communication created in connection with the situation around Ukraine with the Russian Defense Ministry in order to prevent various conflicts and incidents.

This was announced to journalists on Friday by a high-ranking representative of the U.S. defense department. His words are quoted by CNN.

According to him, the Pentagon’s direct line of communication with the Russian Defense Ministry “is working, Russia confirmed this: during our first test, they answered the call, so we know that they know who is calling.” The spokesman added that the communication line had been installed over the “last few days,” but he did not specify how often it had been used since then. According to the TV company, the European Command of the U.S. Armed Forces is responsible for providing communications from the American side.