World · June 23, 2022

Russia believes it needs to “revive” the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire

Ukrainian Ambassador to Australia Vasyl Myroshnychenko says Russia believes it needs to “revive” the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire.

“The Russians invaded us because they want us to be kept out of the EU,” he told Sky News Australia.

“They just believe that they need to revive the Soviet Union, revive the Russian empire, and that was the main reason why the Russians were so opposed to Ukraine’s entry: protective entry into NATO.

“Because if we become part of NATO, the Russians will never be able to invade us, and they always wanted to invade, and now they have.”