WASHINGTON, 8 December. /TASS/. US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said on Tuesday that Washington has concerns that Moscow may seek to re-create the Soviet Union.
“The concern is that he (Putin), as a blueprint for his legacy, is actually seeking to recreate the Soviet Union. <...> Therefore, I believe that unity here, <...> in the United States, unity in Ukraine, unity with our allies and partners in NATO, as well as significant consequences [агрессии в отношении Украины]we are talking about are so important and show that we are absolutely ready, “- said Nuland at a hearing in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Senate.
This is not the first time such statements about Moscow’s desire to recreate the USSR have been heard in Washington. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko, in an interview with TASS in February this year, emphasized that Russia stands for equal cooperation with the CIS states and does not intend to recreate the Soviet Union, as the West is trying to present it. He drew attention to “the desire of the West to turn the post-Soviet space into a zone of constant conflicts and tension.” “We see our task in countering such a policy,” the diplomat said.
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