At a time when the Kremlin stressed that it does not rule out the occurrence of provocations to justify the accusations of threatening the Russian invasion of Ukraine, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov called on NATO countries to stop pumping weapons and stop their provocative activities near the borders, as he put it.
Speaking about the measures that must be taken to resolve the current tense situation, the Kremlin representative indicated that there is a solution and a way out.
Peskov added that NATO must stop its provocative activity near his country’s borders, stressing the need for NATO to stop spreading and developing its political and military infrastructure near Russia.
Peskov also continued, that the United States and its allies should stop concentrating the military grip on the Russian border.
Suspicious move on the border
These developments came at a time when Kiev announced last week that it was seeking additional military aid from its Western allies, after they expressed concern about the movements of Russian forces at the Ukrainian border, as video recordings that spread on social media recently showed in Russia the movement of troops, tanks and missiles towards The Ukrainian border, which raised concerns about the possibility of an escalation of the conflict.
This comes as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last Wednesday that Russia’s “military adventure” at the borders of Ukraine and Poland could be a “tragic mistake”, amid escalating tension in this region.
It is noteworthy that the Ukrainian army was involved in a conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which erupted after Moscow annexed the Crimea peninsula in 2014.
Ukraine and its Western allies accuse Russia of sending troops and weapons across the border, something Moscow denies.