Putin: We have been told for 30 years that NATO will not expand

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

© APA | Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

# 15 February 2022 20:02 (UTC +04:00)

NATO continues to expand towards Russia’s borders, said the Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed during a press conference following talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, APA reports citing Oopstop.

“Regarding the expansion of NATO. You said a wonderful phrase: “They say that in the coming years Ukraine will not be in NATO.” What does “they say” mean? You and I must understand what “they say” in interstate relations. For years they have been saying that there will be no NATO expansion at all, not a single inch towards the Russian borders. And today we see the NATO infrastructure right at our house,” Putin said.

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