19 Jan 2022 13:04

Peskov explains tensions around Ukraine with arms supplies, NATO exercises

MOSCOW. Jan 19 (Interfax) - Tensions around Ukraine are caused by the delivery of weapons to Kyiv, NATO exercises, and flights of NATO aircraft, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Journalists asked Peskov on Wednesday to comment on a statement by German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who said that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline might be disconnected in the event of further escalation of tensions around Ukraine.

"Speaking of the tense situation in Ukraine, it is really quite tense. We are observing its provision with weapons, various kinds of exercises, and flights of aircraft of NATO and West European countries. This all leads to the tensions forming around Ukraine," Peskov said.

"We would like our vis-a-vis, including those in Germany, to pay attention to that," he said.