The official thus answered via her Telegram channel to Jens Stoltenberg statements, NATO Secretary General, who said that there is a risk of a new military conflict in Europe due to the situation in Ukraine.
She pointed out that the Euro-Atlantic military bloc plans to strengthen its presence in Eastern Europe, amid the growing tensions in Ukraine.
According to Zakharova, this is what is really happening: “NATO keeps increasing its presence near Russian borders and creates a pretext for this by escalating the situation regarding Ukraine”.
Reports by Western politicians, diplomats and media on the alleged Russian plans to invade Ukraine were repeated in the last two months, actions repeatedly denounced by Moscow.
The presidential spokesman Dimitri Peskov called this strategy an empty and baseless tension increase and stressed that Russia does not represent a threat to anyone.
Furthemore, he warned on the possibility of using the alleged Russian attack as an argument for provocations to justify such words. According to the head of the Kremlin press office, the attempts to solve the crisis in southeastern Ukraine by force will have dire consequences.