Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that the United States uses Ukraine to keep his country under control.
At the press conference held after the meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the Kremlin Palace, Putin evaluated the Ukraine crisis.
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that they are not yet ready to respond to the US response to Russia on security guarantees, saying, “It seems that Russia’s main concerns have been ignored. It will not be easy, but we will make a decision. “I’m not ready to tell you what the response will be today.”
Stating that the US and NATO ignore Russia’s concerns, Putin said, “NATO points to the freedom of choice of countries, but you cannot strengthen the security of one at the expense of the other.”
Noting that they were promised that NATO’s military infrastructure would not move eastward, Putin said, “Today we see where NATO is; Poland, Romania, the Baltic countries. They tricked us.”