28 Feb 2022 14:32

Putin's decision to put deterrence forces on high alert followed British foreign secretary's statements - Peskov

MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to put the deterrence forces on high alert, in particular, after the statements made by the British foreign secretary, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"Statements were made by various representatives at various levels on possible altercations or even collisions and clashes between NATO and Russia. We believe that such statements are absolutely unacceptable. I would not call the authors of these statements by name, although it was the British foreign minister," Peskov said at a press briefing on Monday.