NATO expansion won't bring stability to Europe - Kremlin

Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin Spokesman

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# 11 April 2022 13:55 (UTC +04:00)

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov shared with reporters on Monday that the expansion of the NATO alliance in Europe "will not bring more stability," APA reports citing RIA Novosti.

The comment comes after reports that Finland and Sweden could possibly join NATO this summer.

"We have repeatedly said that the alliance itself is rather a tool sharpened for confrontation, this is not an alliance that ensures peace and stability, and further expansion of the alliance, of course, will not bring additional security to the European continent," stated Peskov.

Moreover, the spokesperson asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer might discuss "gas matters" during their meeting today, adding, however, that the "main topic will be the state of affairs around Ukraine."