The relationship between Russia and the West has reached the confrontation stage, and the sides will have to live in this environment further on, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Pavel Zarubin’s Moscow. Kremlin. Putin program on Rossiya-1 TV channel.
"Well, we are not moving. We have already arrived at a station named ‘Confrontation’, and we have to be reserved, strong, to have underlying strength, because we will have to live in the environment of this confrontation," he said when asked where the relationship between Russia and the West is moving.
UPDATE 8:41 AM EST --
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov said just moments ago "US hostile actions & arrogant disregard for #Russia’s legitimate demands for security guarantees, incl non-deployment of strike weapons near the Russian border, non-expansion of NATO, return of its military potential to 1997 level, have brought relations between the USA and Russia to a point of no return."