Putin announced that Russia is suspending its participation in New Start - a strategic arms reduction treaty with the US.
He also states that Russia needs to be ready to test nuclear weapons if the US does so first.
He claims the US wants to control the world itself.
Putin threatened to restart nuclear testing if America did the same.
Putin blamed the West for provoking the war and escalating it, saying the US and its allies sought "limitless power".
His other claim was around Russia's responsibility to "liquidate the neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv".
He claims that Russia is defending people's lives and Russia is not fighting Ukrainians and describing them as hostages instead.
Putin claims that the Kremlin is using force to stop the war.
Putin blames the West to change a "local conflict into a global one".
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