Putin to Meet With Chinese Military Official on Wednesday - Kremlin
09:48 GMT 08.11.2023 (Updated: 11:27 GMT 08.11.2023)
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Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov clarified Moscow's position on crucial matters on the current policy agenda. He provided insight into Vladimir Putin's upcoming meeting with a high-ranking Chinese military official and addressed other pressing issues.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday will host the deputy chairman of China’s Central Military Commission in Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
“I was asked last night and this morning in the context of the guest of our Defense Minister [Sergei Shoigu]. I mean the deputy chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China. Will the president meet with him? Yes, the president will also meet with him today, the conversation will take place,” Peskov told reporters.
Kremlin on Risks of Use of WMDs: Russia Has Doctrine on This Issue
The aggressive nature of the collective West in regard to Russia is not a secret, and Russia has a doctrine when it comes to existential threats, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said that risks of the use of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons are growing due to actions of the United States.
“The rather aggressive nature, directly and indirectly demonstrated by the aggressive nature of the so-called collective West in relation to our country, is no secret to anyone,” Peskov told reporters when asked about Patrushev’s statement.
The spokesman also commented on the risks of the use of weapons of mass destruction.
“We have our doctrine, where everything is clearly stated, there are no changes there,” Peskov said.
Russia Ready for Dialogue on Strategic Stability – Kremlin
Russia is ready for a dialogue on strategic stability, but it should not be conducted in the manner of one side lecturing the other, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said Russia's withdrawal from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) left Washington no choice but to withdraw from the treaty as well.
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"At this point, there are no preconditions [for dialogue on the issue]. Although dialogue is clearly necessary. It cannot be conducted in the mode of one side lecturing the other side. We will not practice this. But we believe that this dialogue is extremely necessary, and we are certainly ready to start it," Peskov told reporters.
He added that the de facto situation with the withdrawal from the treaty would not change in any way.