According to the U.S. president, the Russian leadership “seeks to present the expansion of NATO as an imperial project aimed at destabilizing Russia.”

The U.S. President Joe Biden claims that the expansion of NATO is not an “imperial project” aimed at destabilizing the Russian Federation. He expressed this opinion, speaking on Saturday during a visit to Warsaw with a speech on the situation around Ukraine.

According to Biden, the Russian leadership “seeks to present the expansion of NATO as an imperial project aimed at destabilizing Russia.” “This is as far from the truth as possible, NATO is a defensive alliance. He never aimed at the collapse of Russia,” the American leader claimed.

In December 2021, the Russian Federation sent proposals to the United States and NATO on security guarantees, which included requirements to legally consolidate the alliance’s refusal to further expand to the east, as well as to return its military infrastructure to the borders of 1997. At the end of January, Washington and Brussels gave Moscow their written answers, from which it follows that the West did not make concessions in principle for Russia. The Russian Federation noted this in its written reaction published in February.