NewsKremlin's War Talk: Russia Claims NATO Aggression Escalates

Kremlin's War Talk: Russia Claims NATO Aggression Escalates

From the left: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, President of Russia Vladimir Putin
From the left: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, President of Russia Vladimir Putin
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7:38 AM EDT, April 5, 2024, updated: 6:19 AM EDT, April 6, 2024

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told Russian media that relations with Western countries have already reached an aggressive level. He noted that NATO is clearly escalating actions aimed against Russia. These comments were made on the day the military alliance, led by the USA, celebrated its 75th anniversary in Brussels.

Many reports by Russian media or government representatives contain elements of propaganda. These reports contribute to the information war conducted by the Russian Federation.

"NATO has been involved in the conflict around Ukraine. It continues to advance towards our borders and is expanding its military infrastructure," Dmitry Peskov stated.

According to the "Daily Mail," Vladimir Putin has become fixated on NATO's expansion. The Russian leader was particularly incensed when Finland and Sweden joined the alliance. The British newspaper highlighted Putin's repeated claims that the West deceived Russia after the Cold War ended—the Warsaw Pact was dissolved. NATO absorbed former pact members and the three Baltic states, previously part of the Soviet Union.

Western countries dispute such interpretations by the Russian leader and argue that joining the defensive alliance was a democratic choice for countries turning a new page after decades under communist rule. Supporting Ukraine, on the other hand, is an act of solidarity with a nation attacked by its neighbor. The supply of advanced weapons and technology is a response to an unjust, unprovoked act of aggression.

The new Cold War on the 75th anniversary of NATO. Accusations from the Kremlin

Russia is evidently moving towards escalating the conflict with NATO, as supported by a recent report from the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington-based think tank.

American experts at the Institute for the Study of War have observed that Moscow has recently adopted a confrontational strategy. The Kremlin's actions are intended to deter the West from further supporting Ukraine.

Russia points out that its relations with NATO "have fallen to a level of confrontation" and emphasizes the threat posed by the North Atlantic alliance. Russian officials openly discuss the West's aggressive policy and urge countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States to arm and build stronger armies in preparation for any adversary attacks.

Source: "Daily Mail"

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