Putin demanded security guarantees from the United States, but urged not to believe them


Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded from NATO guarantees of security and non-expansion of the Alliance to the east. By and large, this statement was addressed to the United States as a leading member of the military bloc and the undisputed leader of the Western world. At a meeting of the Defense Ministry collegium on December 21, the head of the Kremlin, however, called not to believe Washington's promises.


The Russian president pointed to Moscow's concern about the deployment of elements of the US global anti-missile system, as well as the holding of regular NATO military exercises in Eastern Europe, while attracting more soldiers and combat equipment.

We need long-term, legally binding guarantees. But you and I know very well - and this cannot be believed. You can't trust them - legal guarantees. Because the United States easily withdraws from all international treaties, which for one reason or another become not interesting to them

- Putin said.

As an example, the head of the Kremlin cited the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, from which Washington unilaterally withdrew in 2001.

But at least this, at least something, at least legally binding agreements should be, and not oral assurances. We know the price of such words and promises.

Said the president.
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  1. pinkfloyd123tut.by (Pink Floyd) 21 December 2021 16: 41
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    This is not just an ultimatum. This is a demand for complete and unconditional surrender.

    2. Russia has no political, economic or military resources to provide such an ultimatum. Nothing but the possibility of destroying the planet - so that, in the words of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the RF Armed Forces, Vladimir Putin, "they died, and we ended up in paradise."

    3. The authors of the ultimatum understand how lightly they are treated. Such an important document was not voiced by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova - her words are treated like Zhirinovsky's escapades, and not even the Lavrovs, who in many ways turned into one of the mechanical propagandists, and not so discredited deputy ministers. This is a call to take the text seriously.

    4. NATO countries are required to violate both their Charter and their obligations enshrined in international treaties.

    5. Russia does not offer any steps on its part - the West must admit that we have always been and remain right in everything, and admit defeat.

    6. All this pre-war hysteria does not even have anything like casus belly - no one killed the Archduke and no one from the West threatens us. We have no territorial claims, no one from the outside is trying to interfere with what is happening inside us. All this is from scratch!

    7. Conversations about the threat to NATO are not supported by a single fact. The former Baltic republics have become members of NATO - everything is calm on these borders.

    8. External threats to Russia, of course, exist - Afghanistan, Iran, maybe China. But instead of preparing to repel them, the Russian leadership is threatening those who could be our allies with war.

    9. The Russian leadership wants to speak only with the United States and no one else. They seem to believe in their own tales that Europe is nothing more than a group of US vassals.

    10. The ultimatum does not say what will happen if it is rejected? Our troops will go to Kiev, Vilnius and Warsaw? Are we going to bomb Washington? Or, after all, Voronezh?

    11. There are probably people in the leadership of Russia who understand that this ultimatum cannot be accepted. This means that they have some kind of plan, ranging from nuclear war to the complete closure of the country and turning it into a large military (concentration) camp. It is not clear only how they will resolve the issue of property and families of high-ranking officials of the Russian Federation in the West.

    12. No matter how the foreign policy situation develops after the West refuses to accept this ultimatum, repressions will intensify inside the country - both in relation to opponents of the regime, including those who are abroad, and in relation to a wide circle of Russian citizens, will not delighted with the activities of the authorities.

    13. And the main conclusion - they are crazy!
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 21 December 2021 16: 47
      +2
      And the main conclusion is that they are crazy!

      Ramses II thought something like this when Moses presented him with his demands ...
      1. pinkfloyd123tut.by (Pink Floyd) 21 December 2021 17: 13
        -7
        Well, where will Putin lead the Russians, if we draw historical parallels? To Shambhala? Belogorie? To Sannikov Land? To the other world?
        Those. Are the masses of the Russian population ready for resettlement?
        1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
          Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 21 December 2021 17: 22
          +2
          What are you so excited about from your kukuev?
    2. Old Skeptic Offline Old Skeptic
      Old Skeptic (Old Skeptic) 22 December 2021 03: 44
      -1
      1. Yes, this is an ultimatum.
      2. This is you to the freezing geyrope, and you will tell your "nebracy". About military resources: why did they discuss this issue at all then? Russia, unlike your masters, produces real material values, not air money. And it's not easy to replace them.
      3. In general, nonsense and lies. This plan was announced by the Deputy Minister.
      4. Also a lie. They are required to withdraw infrastructure from our border. This has already happened in START, and it was not a violation of NATO commitments.
      5. Again a lie. It looks like you haven't read this document. And you're lying from the bolda.
      6. The fascists did not need an "incident". Western pleasures have always attacked just plainly. And modern technology allows you to do it instantly.

      Then I got tired of commenting on this nonsense.
      Nonsense of a gray liberal and a common man, I am not ashamed of this word - a gay European.
      You call the nineties "saints".