Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has promised what he described as a “proper response” from Moscow in case of any claims to Russia’s territory, including Crimea.
“Crimea is an integral part of Russia, so any claims to Russian territory will entail a proper response,” Peskov told the media on Monday.
His comments followed statements by an adviser to the Ukrainian presidential office Mikhail Podolyak about the need for getting long-range missiles from the West, with which it would deliver strikes on Russian territory, including Crimea.
“The republics of Donbass are independent states whose independence is recognized by Russia and which have requested assistance from Russia in ensuring their security. Russia has been doing precisely that,” the Kremlin spokesman stressed.
Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden warned Russia against using chemical or tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, stressing that such action would “change the face of war unlike anything since World War Two.”
“They’ll become more of a pariah in the world than they ever have been. And depending on the extent of what they do will determine what response would occur,” the American leader noted.