President Vladimir Putin said the West wanted to make Russia a colony or colony. Photos/REUTERS
“It is because of greed, with the aim of maintaining its unlimited power. That is the real reason for the hybrid war that the West is waging against us. They want to make us colonies,” Putin said in a speech broadcast on Russian state television on Friday (30/9/2022). ).
The speech was part of the official annexation of four Ukrainian territories controlled by Russian troops. The four regions are Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk and Donetsk.
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“They don’t need Russia at all,” Putin continued AFPSaturday (1/10/2022).
“The West is ready to step over everything to preserve the neo-colonial system, which allowed it to parasitize, and, in fact, plunder the whole world,” Putin added.
“It was important to them that all countries ceded their sovereignty to the United States.”
In his speech, Putin emphasized that Russia was not trying to re-create the Soviet Union.
“The Soviet Union no longer exists. We can’t bring back the past. And Russia doesn’t need it anymore. We are not working in that direction,” Putin said.
He also accused the last leaders of the Soviet Union of destroying his great country.