MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. The West openly rejected Russia’s fundamental security proposals, thus demonstrating that it was not going to stop the implementation of its aggressive plans, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a message to the Federal Assembly on Tuesday.
"In December 2021, we officially sent draft treaties on security guarantees to the United States and NATO. But in fact, we received open refusal regarding all key, fundamental proposals. Then it finally became clear that the go-ahead to the implementation of aggressive plans had been given and that they are not going to stop," he said.
Putin stressed that the United States had unilaterally severed the fundamental agreements that were "maintaining peace on the globe." In particular, it pulled out of the INF Treaty.
"There must be a reason why it did that. As is known, the US never does anything without a reason," he added.