Peskov: NATO is in conflict with Russia, Macron is not calling and they are not listening to Russia

Peskov: NATO is in conflict with Russia, Macron is not calling and they are not listening to Russia

Peskov: NATO is in conflict with Russia, Macron does not call and do not listen to Russia

Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Moscow – In a newspaper interview, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the North Atlantic Alliance states of “actually fighting against Russia” by continuing to supply Ukraine with weapons and providing intelligence to Kiev. Dmitry Peskov also complained to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron that, despite promises, they are no longer talking to the head of the Russian state, and to the fact that the West “ostentatiously does not listen” to Russia.

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Putin, who a year ago ordered the invasion of Russian troops into the neighboring country, initially announced a “special military operation” with the aim of “demilitarizing” and “denazifying” the neighboring country. Faced with Russia's failures on the battlefield in the protracted war, the Russian president claims that Russia is actually facing the entire collective West. Last year, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky joked that Russia is “at war” with NATO, tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have already died, but NATO has not yet entered the fight.

“NATO basically acts as one bloc no longer as our supposed adversaries, but as enemies. Their intelligence works against us 24 hours a day, their weapons, as Putin recently pointed out, they supply to Ukraine for free, and they shoot at our soldiers,” said Dmitry Peskov in an interview published today by the Russian newspaper Izvestiya. In new shipments, the technical level of weapons supplied to Ukraine is constantly increasing. “These countries – France, England and the USA – are in one organization that is actually fighting against us, they are in a state of direct armed conflict, with regard to their weapons in Ukraine,” Peskov claimed. “Nothing can be covered up here, nothing can be smoothed over, it is necessary to call things by their true names. They just have to understand this, although they repeat every time as a mantra that they do not want to be involved in the conflict,” he added.

“We have heard a lot of statements from Scholz and Macron, who said that they want to continue to negotiate with Putin to find some ways and ways out of the situation. But there have been no initiatives recently,” the spokesman said.

He also claimed that France's growing involvement in the conflict reduces Macron's potential as a mediator in settling the conflict. “We have heard Macron's statement five or six times about his readiness to call Putin and act, but everyone should know that there were no (such) requests or probing of a possible date,” he said.

Peskov also urged the “collective West led by the US” to change its approach to understanding Russia's concerns about its own security in the spirit of the thesis of indivisible security, as well as the point of the Chinese plan to settle the Ukrainian conflict, that the security of one country cannot be ensured at the expense of the security of another state, which according to of the speaker corresponds to the Russian position. “China is a huge, powerful country whose interests no player on the international stage can afford to ignore,” the spokesman explained.

However, he admitted that given the current situation, especially in Kyiv, there is no hope that proceed to assess the nuances of peace plans.

In the statements of Western countries after Putin's announcement that he was suspending Russia's participation in the agreement limiting the number of strategic nuclear weapons and their carriers, according to Putin's spokesman, only “relatively uncompromising condemnation of Russia and the absence any willingness to consider Russia's concerns”.

Western countries “stubbornly do not want to hear Putin's words” – and here, according to Peskov, the correctness of the president's opinion is shown, who said that “they ostentatiously do not want to hear us, but that's more it won't”.