Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan as “an outright provocation”, and said: “The goals of foreign policy cannot be achieved in these ways.”
“Of course, the level of tension that this visit has raised in the region cannot be underestimated, this is an outright provocation,” Peskov told reporters, today, Wednesday, in response to a question about how the Kremlin assesses Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.
He added, “This is not a directed approach to support that freedom and temporary democracy in Taiwan, and we need to call such steps by their proper names,” noting that foreign policy goals should not and cannot be achieved with provocative steps.
The Kremlin spokesman noted that there are no plans for additional contacts between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in the light of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.
“Beijing is well aware that we support the ‘one China’ policy and China’s sovereignty, and certainly support China’s detailed and balanced steps to maintain and enhance its sovereignty,” he noted.