“(…) these statements can contribute to the destabilization of the situation, because they can inspire completely erroneous hopes (…) some representatives of Ukraine (…), which can decide to start a civil war in their own country and try to solve the problem of the southeast by force,” Peskov told reporters.
According to Peskov, the threats from Washington in no way help to calm the tension that has arisen in Europe at the moment. He recalled that the statements against Russia are repeated on a daily basis in an identical manner, warning that Russia will have to pay a high price for some hypothetical actions.
He added that “they sound daily from the average expert level to the highest level”, which “has been happening with an enviable consistency for at least the last month”.
Peskov gave further statements to the press saying that the signals from Washington and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) about their willingness to discuss the issue of not deploying weapons in Ukraine can be considered “probably a positive development.”
He also pointed out that the refusal to accept Ukraine into NATO now does not mean that the country won’t be received into the Alliance in the medium term.
The head of the Kremlin press office stated that a new contact between President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden would be possible after Moscow receives a response from Washington on the proposals for security guarantees.
“We believe that, in any case, this communication is welcome, it is useful for both states. We also do not exclude that, after we are able to get acquainted with the aforementioned documents, the heads of state may find it appropriate to contact each other and discuss,” he said.