Russian president Vladimir Putin accused the US and its western allies on Tuesday of ignoring Russia's security concerns

Russian president Vladimir Putin accused the US and its western allies on Tuesday of ignoring Russia's security concerns and deliberately creating a scenario designed to lure Russia into war in his first direct public comments.

Russian president Vladimir Putin accused the US and its western allies on Tuesday of ignoring Russia's security concerns
Russian president Vladimir Putin accused the US and its western allies on Tuesday of ignoring Russia's security concerns

On the Ukraine crisis for nearly six weeks a defiant Putin showed no signs of backing down from security demands that western countries have called non-starters and possible excuses to launch an invasion.

We already can see that fundamental Russian concerns were ignored Russia is demanding that NATO halt any further enlargement bar Ukraine from ever joining the alliance and pull back forces and weaponry from eastern European countries.

Putin said Washington is not primarily concerned with Ukraine's security but with containing Russia that is the problem in this context Ukraine is just a tool to reach this goal it can be reached by various means by drawing us into a military conflict and making their European allies impose against us those tough sanctions the USA talks about today.

Russia has masked more than 100 thousand troops on the Ukrainian border and western countries say they fear Putin may be planning to invade Russia denies this but has said it could take unspecified military action unless its security demands are met western countries have rushed to show solidarity with Ukraine.

British prime minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday met with Ukrainian president Vladimir Lewinsky in Kiev and accused Putin of holding a gun to Ukraine's head to demand changes to the security architecture in Europe he also warned.

That any Russian invasion would lead to a military and humanitarian disaster and there are 200 000 men and women under arms in uh in Ukraine uh they will put up a very very fierce and bloody resistance and parents mothers in Russia should reflect on that fact and i hope very much that president Putin steps back from the path of conflict and that we engage in in dialogue Brzezinski who has repeatedly.

Played down the prospect of an imminent invasion signed a decree on Tuesday to boost his armed forces by 100 thousand troops over three years he urged lawmakers to stay calm and avoid panic saying he had ordered the troop increase quote not because we will soon have a war but so that soon and in the future there will be peace in Ukraine.


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