“We see it as a threat to us. This is an action that threatens our interests, our security, moreover, this is a third nation (apart from Russia and Poland) that is increasing its military presence near our borders in Europe, and it’s not even a European nation.’ Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told journalists on a conference call on Thursday.
“One thousand or ten thousand — we’re talking about the increase of military presence. There’s nothing to add.”
“President Putin with his actions and his statements has clearly and undoubtedly showed his readiness to respect our partners, but this respect can only be mutual, it cannot be unilateral.That’s why, of course, there should be more mutual respect in Russia-US ties, from our viewpoint, much more.”
“At least, Mr. Trump was talking about his readiness to have a dialogue. It does not mean a readiness to agree with each other on everything, that’s what Moscow does not expect, but a dialogue is what we should hope for in search of many complicated situations.”