“As for the tense situation in Ukraine, it is indeed very, very tense.

We see the supply of weapons there, we see various maneuvers, flights of aircraft from NATO and Western European countries, ”he said at a briefing.

Peskov added that it is these actions that lead to an increase in tension around Ukraine.

Earlier, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he expected Russia to take steps to de-escalate the situation around Ukraine.