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February 2, 2022
President Putin spoke at news conference after meeting with the prime minister of Hungary.

… the fundamental Russian concerns were ignored.

Russian president Vladimir Putin says he believes the U.S. is attempting to “draw us into armed conflict.”
  • President Putin spoke at a news conference after a meeting with Hungary's prime minister as concerns continue about a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • Pres. Putin said he felt primary Russian demands are being ignored (by the U.S./NATO) – these demands include limiting NATO's footprint, pulling back certain weapon systems near Russia's border, and returning "the [NATO] bloc's military infrastructure in Europe to the state of 1997, when the Russia-NATO founding act was signed."
  • Why This Matters: While Putin clearly stated he did not feel Russian demands were being met, he also said he was open to continuing dialogue.

Vladimir Putin says the West has 'ignored' Russia's key concerns over Ukraine

by Jenna Lee,