Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that Ukraine has become a “puppet regime” of Western powers in an address to the world Monday.
During remarks announcing the recognition of two Ukraine separatist states in the Donbas region, Putin explained that Ukraine is now essentially controlled by NATO and the West.
“Ukraine has surrendered its sovereignty to the West. It’s not even a Western protectorate but a colony with a puppet regime,” Putin said during his speech, adding that this culminated with the “coup d’etat of 2014”, referring to the color revolution in Ukraine bankrolled by billionaire George Soros.
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Putin explained how Western powers lied to Russia about NATO expansion into Eastern Europe following the end of the Cold War and have completely ignored Russia’s security concerns by encroaching on its border.
“If Ukraine was to join NATO it would serve as a direct threat to the security of Russia,” Putin said, adding the geopolitical situation is “like having a knife against our throat.”
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“The whole idea of the so-called pro-Western choice of the Ukrainian power was and still is not in creating better conditions for the good of the people, but to serve the geopolitical adversaries of Russia,” he added.
Putin then reminded viewers that “modern Ukraine was created by Russia,” as it was once part of ancient Russian lands.
“More precisely, Bolshevik, communist Russia. This process began immediately after the revolution of 1917,” Putin explained.
“As a result of Bolshevik policy, Soviet Ukraine arose, which even today can with good reason be called ‘Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s Ukraine’. He is its author and architect. This is fully confirmed by archive documents… And now grateful descendants have demolished monuments to Lenin in Ukraine. This is what they call decommunisation. Do you want decommunisation? Well, that suits us just fine. But it is unnecessary, as they say, to stop halfway. We are ready to show you what real decommunisation means for Ukraine.”
Putin declared Russia will officially recognize the eastern territories of Donetsk and Luhansk in Ukraine as sovereign independent states.
“I deem it necessary to make a decision that should have been made a long time ago – to immediately recognize the independence and sovereignty of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic,” Putin proclaimed.
Putin’s resolve on the Ukraine matter appears to be so serious that earlier this month he even threatened the use of nuclear weapons should the Eastern European nation join NATO.
Watch Putin’s full speech: