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Jan 21, 2022
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Kremlin fears US threats against Russia will provoke Ukraine

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the US threats to Russia could instill misguided hopes in some Ukrainian leaders, TASS reports.

Peskov noted that such statements are capable of instilling erroneous hopes in the “hot heads of some representatives of Ukraine” who may decide to start a civil war in their country again.

A Kremlin spokesman said threats and warnings against Russia are made every day. Peskov recalled that earlier Moscow had regularly commented on such statements, but, in his opinion, this should not be continued.

Peskov also pointed out that the non-admission of Ukraine to NATO in the short term does not mean a refusal to accept Ukraine into the alliance in the future. At the same time, the press secretary of the Russian president noted that it is important for Russia that NATO’s strategic weapons should not be deployed in Ukraine.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden during a press conference threatened Russia with restrictions on transactions with the dollar during the escalation in Ukraine. According to him, Russia is in for a “catastrophe” if it decides to “conquer” Ukraine.

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