Confronting NATO development, West's solidarity on Ukraine: Putin

He went on his most memorable unfamiliar outing since the intrusion of Ukraine to support relations with irksome Central Asian partners

He looked as NATO pronounced Moscow its primary adversary and welcomed Russia's neighbors Sweden and Finland to join the partnership

Putin long has depicted NATO's extension to Russia's boundaries as the top security danger to his country. At the point when he sent troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24

At its summit in Madrid on Wednesday, the alliance formally invited the two nations to join and declared Russia the “most significant and direct threat” to its members’ peace and security.