MADRID, 3 Oct. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Kremlin spokesman, Dimitri Peskov, has recalled that one of the reasons why Russia began the so-called "special military operation" in Ukraine - a euphemism used by Moscow to refer to the invasion of its neighboring country - was precisely kyiv's aspirations to join the Atlantic Alliance.
"It was Ukraine's orientation towards NATO and the confirmation of Ukraine's future NATO membership that became one of the reasons for the special military operation," Peskov was quoted as saying by the Russian news agency TASS.
According to Peskov, the Russian authorities are following "very carefully" the situation regarding the possible union of Ukraine in NATO, even more so after the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, requested it last week in response to the annexation. Russia from four regions of Ukraine.
The Russian representative recalled that the member states are not completely in agreement regarding Ukraine's fast-track entry and that they have appealed to "the rule of consensus". "There are countries that support this accelerated entry option, and there are countries that do not support it," he has settled.