“Russia does not threaten anyone.

Russia is taking action against a creeping threat that is spreading towards its borders.

We see how NATO is gradually beginning to crush Ukraine for itself.

For Russia, this is a red line, ”a Kremlin spokesman told Izvestia.

He recalled that all actions in this regard are being done within the territory of the Russian Federation.

“And it was not our soldiers who came somewhere in Latin America.

These are American soldiers who come here, "Peskov emphasized.

During talks with US President Joe Biden on the evening of December 7, Vladimir Putin called the further NATO advance eastward and the deployment of offensive weapons in Ukraine as red lines for Moscow.

The Russian leader noted that if strike complexes are deployed on the territory of Ukraine, Russia will have to "create something similar in relation to those who ... are so threatening."