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Kremlin: Ukraine’s membership in NATO is worst-case outcome

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Peskov, this scenario would be the worst, since it "transgresses the red lines of Russia’s national interests"
14:24, 18 October 2021

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Ukraine's membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization could force Russia to take active measures to ensure its own security. This was stated by Kremlin Spokesman Dmitriy Peskov, TASS reports.

According to Peskov, this scenario would be the worst, since it "transgresses the red lines of Russia’s national interests."

"Ukraine’s membership in NATO would be the worst-case outcome. This sort of scenario transgresses the red lines of Russia’s national interests. This is the very scenario that could force Moscow to take active measures to ensure its security," Peskov stated.

Meanwhile, Moscow considers closing its mission in the NATO, as the Alliance dedided to cut the size of the staff that works there.

According to Kommersant, which cites its sources, "respective measures are now being approved on the inter-agency level. However, they will certainly concern the Military Mission for Connection of the NATO in Moscow", reads the message.

It's still not clear whether the restrictions would concern the NATO Information Bureau in Moscow.

Related: NATO to cut size of Russian diplomatic mission in Alliance twice

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