Russia not ruling out severing diplomatic ties with West: Kremlin
Kremlin Spokesperson stresses that deploying US nuclear weapons in Poland is a huge threat to Russia.
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov did not rule out the possibility of severing diplomatic relations with Western countries if the practice of expelling Russian diplomats continues.
The expulsion of diplomats is a decision that closes the window of diplomatic relations, Peskov considered in an interview with French broadcaster LCI when asked whether there was such a possibility.
At the same time, the Spokesperson stressed that it was necessary to maintain diplomatic relations, especially in the current conditions.
Deploying US nuclear weapons in Poland a huge threat to Russia
In a different context, Peskov stressed that the deployment of US nuclear weapons in Poland would be a huge threat to Russia.
The diplomat made clear that Russia's nuclear force is sufficient to push back the deployment of new nuclear weapons in Poland, because the issue is in the balance of power.
This comes as Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who also chairs the National Security and Defense Committee, affirmed in an interview with German newspaper Welt am Sonntag that Poland was ready to host US nuclear weapons.
Peskov: Status of Crimea & Donbass is "obvious"
Regarding Crimea and Donbass, Peskov indicated that Ukraine needs to agree on the statuses of the republics.
The Spokesperson said that the status of Crimea as a Russian region and the status of the Donbass republics as independent countries is “obvious".