On March 1st, Russia’s President Putin delivered his annual tackle to the Federal Meeting. In what was a 2 hour lengthy presentation, inclusive of inner issues and financial points, the US media picked up on a phase by which he unveiled quite a lot of new Russian applied sciences within the nuclear sphere. He made it exactly clear, that the weapons have been developed in response to the US unilateral withdrawal from the ABM Treaty 1972, which allowed it to put their “missile protection” techniques in Europe, and new methods are because of be positioned in Asia – thereby utterly surrounding Russia from all sides.
Shortly after, US State Division spokesperson Heather Nauert refused to debate questions with Russian journalists current on the US State Division media briefing. In response, Russia’s equal, Maria Zakharova, promised to segregate US journalists in Russia into “particular seats”, accusing the US State Division of a racist and outdated mentality.
Moreover, the US media and State Division solely distorted the message of President Putin’s handle – presenting is as a menace to the US, versus a matter of self protection. President Putin voiced the identical opinion to NBC’s Megyn Kelly – “this commentary just isn't accomplished by analysts, however by propagandists” he stated.