Obama: Putin wants to recreate Soviet Union

President Obama has addressed the G7 and has accused Russian President Putin of wanting to recreate the Soviet Union

Obama: Putin wants to recreate Soviet Union

World Bulletin / News Desk

US President Barack Obama has spoken out at his Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he is destroying the country’s economy in order to recreate the Soviet empire.

During a speech to world leaders at the G7 summit in Germany, Obama attacked Putin over the Ukraine crisis.

“Does he continue to wreck his country’s economy and continue Russia’s isolation in pursuit of a wrong-headed desire to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire?” Obama asked.

“Or does he recognize that Russia’s greatness does not depend on violating the territorial integrity and sovereignty of other countries?” he added.

The Obama government has accused  Moscow of supporting and arming pro-Russian forces fighting in eastern Ukraine since last year. The Kremlin says the allegations are baseless.

Washington and its allies have imposed sanctions against Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Haziran 2015, 14:15