The talks between the Russian and the US presidents come at a very “complex” moment, with strained relations further complicated by “fake news” about a looming Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin spokesman told RT.
“We are seeing numerous fake news about the allegedly planned ‘aggression’ of Russia against Ukraine being peddled,” Dmitry Peskov told RT in an exclusive interview ahead of the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden, scheduled for Tuesday.
“At the same time, we do not hear a single word addressed to Ukraine, not a single warning addressed to Kiev so that they would not even think about trying to resolve the situation in the southeast [of Ukraine] by force,” he added.
The US-led NATO alliance has been extremely aggressive towards Russia lately, Peskov said, arguing that it further complicates the situation ahead of the talks. The bloc’s activities are very “concerning” for Moscow, he added, stressing that the country is taking steps to protect its interests.
“We are seeing NATO exhibiting an extremely hostile stance, we are hearing rhetoric of [NATO Secretary General Jens] Stoltenberg, rhetoric of various representatives of the US. All of them are talking about non-recognition of any ‘red lines’, that NATO will do whatever it wants, wherever it wants – and all of that to ‘contain’ Russia,” the official said.
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