It appears the tension gripping Ukraine right now is nowhere near de-escalation. Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to find a way to explain the situation to the US and NATO but feels that the security demands tied to Ukraine have been ignored.

This is the latest update concerning Ukraine where the Russian troops buildup has been reported. Putin has yet to address the matter properly, a reason why fears of an invasion are in the air.

But in a rare statement done on Tuesday, Putin gave an interesting update after conversing with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, CNN reported.

"It is already clear -- I informed the Prime Minister about this -- that the fundamental Russian concerns were ignored. We did not see an adequate consideration of our three key requirements,” Putin said.

The Russian leader added that they have yet to see adequate consideration of their three key demands regarding NATO expansion, the renunciation of the deployment of strike weapons systems near Russian borders and the return of the [NATO] bloc's military infrastructure in Europe to the state of 1997.

This was when the Russia-NATO founding act was signed.

Further, the 69-year-old leader accused the US of drawing Russia to armed conflict using the Ukraine crisis. Putin believes that Washington's main goal is to force allies in Europe to impose the very tough sanctions against them or draw Ukraine into NATO.

Despite not much headway on diffusing the situation, Putin stressed that he remains open to more talks about the matter.

"I hope that this dialogue will continue," he said, adding: "I hope that we will eventually find this solution, although it is not an easy one, and we are aware of this. But what that will be, I'm not ready to say today, of course," Putin stated.

Putin ended the news conference by saying that NATO’s history of deception, claiming that the alliance promised to expand "not an inch" eastward.

"They said one thing, they did another," Putin said. "As people say, they screwed us over, well they simply deceived us," the Russian leader said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses Tokyo 2020 Paralympic medalists during the meeting at the Grand Kremlin Palace, on September 13, 2021 in Moscow, Russia. Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

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