The United States of America has been accused by Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin of trying to draw US into a war in Ukraine.

According to Mr. Putin, America’s goal was to use confrontation as a pretext to impose more sanctions on Russia, BBC reports.

Concerning the European expansion of Nato – the Western military alliance, he said the US was ignoring Russia’s concerns.

Interestingly, the US and its allies have accused Russia of planning to invade Ukraine, something Russia has repeatedly denied.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday, tweeted that the US was “committed to preventing a conflict that is in no one’s interest”.

Meanwhile, Spanish newspaper El Pais has released what it says are confidential documents the US and Nato sent to Russia last week – including offers of talks on cutting back on nuclear weaponry and trust-building measures in exchange for reducing tensions over Ukraine.