MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign ministry accused NATO on Friday of fuelling tensions over Ukraine and said the alliance’s military support for the country was creating divisions inside it, the TASS news agency reported.

On Thursday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg traveled to Ukraine and its President Volodymr Zelensky said it was ready to speed up preparations to become a member of NATO.

Reporting by Andrei Kuzmin; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet