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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov accused the U.S. on Tuesday of “provoking” China amid speculation that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will visit Taiwan during her trip to the region this week.
“We can now state unequivocally, whether she makes it there or not, everything about this tour and the possible visit to Taiwan has provocative character,” Peskov told Russian reporters. “Russia has absolute solidarity with China.”
Peskov’s comments came as Pelosi touched down in Malaysia for the second leg of her Asian tour after first visiting Singapore.
PELOSI TOUCHES DOWN IN MALAYSIA AMID TENSIONS OVER TRIP TO TAIWAN
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