Kremlin Says US 'escalating Tensions' By Putting Troops On Alert
Faizan Hashmi Published January 25, 2022 | 03:10 PM
"The United States is escalating tensions," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
"We are watching these US actions with great concern." The Pentagon said Monday that a force of up to 8,500 US troops was on "heightened alert" for potential deployment to reinforce any activation of the NATO Response Force in response to the Ukraine crisis.
Peskov also confirmed that President Vladimir Putin would speak to French leader Emmanuel Macron by the end of the week.