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Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Kremlin does not understand the term “annexation of Crimea” from the report of the British Parliament

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on the report we have heard of the defense Committee of the British Parliament. He noted that the call for dialogue between NATO and Russia perceived in the Kremlin with optimism. At the same time, Peskov said that Moscow does not agree with a number of formulations. For example, in the Kremlin do not understand the term “annexation of Crimea”.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov in a briefing on Tuesday, July 5, told reporters that the administration positively assess the report prepared by the defense Committee of the UK Parliament but do not agree with a number of formulations.

Earlier it was reported that the authors of the report expressed the view that NATO and Russia should “strive for transparency”. Also a view was expressed about the need for dialogue between the Alliance and Moscow to prevent the risks of military escalation and misunderstanding. The document was welcomed the reconvening of the Council Russia-NATO. At the same time, the report reiterated the negative assessment associated with danger, which allegedly comes from Russia after the annexation of the Crimea”. The authors of the report expressed the need to restore its NATO defence and deterrence.

Peskov, commenting on the report, offered to look at it through a positive, because despite the controversy, it contains the idea of dialogue. He added that because the British side is known for his passion to the full curtailment of the dialogue, including the most sensitive and important area, of course, a manifestation of the desire to communicate is what causes satisfaction and fully corresponds with the position of Moscow.

This Peskov stressed that Moscow does not agree with the wording of the Crimea and the South-East of Ukraine, reports TASS. “We do not agree with such formulations as the annexation of Crimea – it is unclear to us, we are unable to agree with her; approval, at the expense of the South-East of Ukraine – it is also, from our point of view, wrong interpretation and wrong wording,” said the press Secretary of the Russian President.

Referring to the role of NATO, he noted that “rasshirennoe line of the Alliance, its “expansionist policy” underscores the aggressive nature of the organization that does not add to security for NATO members, but on the contrary provokes tensions on “our common European continent.”

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