Russian President Vladimir Putin believes Ukraine needs to be underneath the management of Moscow and he could also be making an attempt to recreate the us as a “legacy project” earlier than leaving workplace, the US State Department claimed on Tuesday.
Speaking to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland instructed that Putin views Ukraine and different former Soviet republics as inside the Russian zone of affect.
“The concern is that President Putin’s public lamentations and private lamentations about the demise of the Soviet Union have gotten noisier and stronger over the years,” she mentioned. “The concern is that he is, as a legacy project, seeking to reconstitute the Soviet Union.”
According to Nuland, Washington fears that army conquest of Ukraine may be step one in reuniting the outdated Soviet republics into one state.
“Nobody wants or needs war at this moment least of all the people of Russia, who deserve better schools, better hospitals, better infrastructure, better health care, and that’s where the wealth of that great country ought to be going, not on sending their boys to freeze on the Ukrainian front,” she continued.
Nuland’s feedback come as tensions proceed to rise on the Russia-Ukraine border, with Washington fearing that Moscow seeks to mount a army invasion. The Kremlin has constantly denied these allegations.
Earlier this 12 months, Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned that the restoration of the us could be “impossible” and “senseless,” even suggesting that it could be “inappropriate.”
“Otherwise, we may also face social issues that will be impossible to solve, and even some issues of dilution of the state-forming ethnic core,” the president mentioned. “Russia’s main gold reserve is people … because our multiethnic Russian people are highly spiritual, with deep historical and cultural roots.”