A spokesman for the Russian presidency told Sky News Arabia, that the expansion of NATO several times made Russia feel threatened, and also upset the balances, stressing that NATO’s expansion in Ukraine constituted a violation of the Russian red lines.
Peskov pointed out that what happened at the Zaporozhye nuclear reactor was caused by the provocation of Nazi extremists, and that the reactor was safe and sound, and the level of radiation was normal.
Ukraine had said that Russian forces took control of the Zaporizhia nuclear plant, the largest in Europe, after attacking it in the early hours of Friday morning, setting fire to a nearby five-storey training facility.
“After the 2014 coup, Ukraine began to turn to Nazi ideology,” Peskov added, stressing that the Kyiv regime “began to harm the residents of Donbass, and this posed a problem for Russia.”
For his part, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Russia’s neighbors on Friday not to escalate tensions, eight days after the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine.
And he said Putin In comments broadcast on television, “We do not harbor bad intentions for our neighbors. I also advise them not to escalate the situation and not to impose any restrictions. We fulfill all our obligations and will continue to fulfill them.”
In the context, the Kremlin asked the Russians to rally around President Putin and said that what happens next in the negotiations on Ukraine will depend on Kyiv’s reaction to the talks that took place this week between the two sides.