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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

NATO Chief to Visit Russia

BRUSSELS -- NATO's military chief in Europe will visit Russia from June 26-28 in a further sign of closer military ties between the alliance and its former Cold War foe. General George Joulwan, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, was invited to Russia by defense chief General Mikhail Petrovich Kolesnikov, the Allied Command Europe said in a statement Thursday. "The visit demonstrates the great value that both Russia and NATO attach to an intensification of military contacts," the statement said. During his visit to Moscow, Joulwan will meet Defense Minister Pavel Grachev and other military officials to exchange views on issues of mutual interest.