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Kremlin: 'United Front' of NATO Means 'de Facto' War With Russia

By    |   Tuesday, 28 February 2023 06:43 PM EST

The nations of NATO have apparently angered the Russians, through a simple show of solidarity.

During an interview with the Russian Izvestia newspaper, Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin's chief spokesman and deputy chief of staff, condemned NATO's "united front" and subsequently accused the 30-country alliance of enhancing Russia's conflict with Ukraine.

"NATO countries are effectively showing a united front not as our maneuver enemies, but as adversaries," Peskov told Izvestia for an interview that was published Tuesday. "Their intel has been working against us 'round the clock, while their weapons, as [Russian President Vladimir] Putin said in a recent interview, are being supplied to Ukraine for free to shoot at our military."

Peskov continued: "Commitments are made and collective decisions are made within NATO on new supplies, on new batches of weapons with a constant increase in their technical level," said Peskov.

Consequently, the powerful nations of NATO — namely France, the United Kingdom, and the United States — "are now in the same organization that is de facto fighting with us, is in a state of direct armed confrontation with us, given their weapons in Ukraine," reasoned Peskov.

The press secretary then added: "There is no need to hide anything, to invite anything, you need to call a spade a spade. They should understand this, although it is probably noticeable how sensitive they are in this area, they repeat every time that they do not want to be parties to the conflict."

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war hit the one-year anniversary last Friday. Throughout this period, the U.S. Department of Defense and President Joe Biden haven't sent any troops to formally fight in Ukraine.

Instead, the U.S. has sent billions of dollars' worth of military, financial, medical, and logistical aid to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's troops and citizens.

Some U.S. lawmakers, including Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., have merely characterized the country's involvement in the Russia-Ukraine war as a "proxy" war situation. 

The Russians, though, might not view the West's commitment to Ukraine in the same light.

On Sunday, while speaking to the Rossiya-1 television channel, Putin said his NATO adversaries "are sending tens of billions of dollars in weapons to Ukraine," while adding, "this really is participation."

"This means that they are taking part, albeit indirectly, in the crimes being carried out by the Kyiv regime," said Putin.

Putin continued: NATO has "a single aim — to break up the former Soviet Union and its main part — the Russian Federation."

Come then, speculated Putin, "will they maybe accept us in the so-called family of civilized peoples but only separately, every part separately."

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