Baltic states, Poland provoke confrontation, give little thought to consequences - Kremlin

  • 2023-01-31

MOSCOW - The Baltic states and Poland are ready to do anything to provoke further confrontation between the "collective West" and Russia amid the events unfolding in Ukraine and give little thought to possible consequences of their actions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

On Tuesday journalists asked him to comment on Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda's statement urging the Western countries to step over the "red line" and supply Ukraine with long-range missiles and fighter jets. He was also asked whether this would indeed constitute crossing the red lines and how Moscow would react if this option were considered.

"We are observing a rather aggressive attitude of representatives of the Baltic states and Poland who seem to be ready to do anything to provoke further growth of confrontation, while, perhaps, giving little thought to the consequences. Of course, it is quite regretful that, under these circumstances, heads of large European countries, serving as drivers of all European processes, unfortunately do not play a balancing role and do not balance such representatives with extremist inclinations," he said.

As for "potential continuation of an increase in the collective West's involvement in this conflict," Peskov said that it is obvious.

"The increase is happening, and we keep this in mind. Once again, this can't change the course of events," he said.