Meet the Press   |  April 20, 2014

Ukraine PM: Putin dreams to restore Soviet Union

In an exclusive interview with David Gregory on Meet the Press, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warns of Vladimir Putin’s aggression and what Yatsenyuk thinks would be the “biggest disaster of this century.”

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>> gregory: when you hear president vladimir putin talk about novorossiya, "new russia ," where he talks about ukraine being part of russia , does that tell you that putin will not stop until ukraine is part of russia ?

>> yatsenyuk: president putin has a dream to restore the soviet union . and every day, he goes further and further. and god knows where is the final destination. and he was very clear, saying this stuff in his state of the union two years ago. and i believe that you do remember his speech -- famous munich speech -- saying that the biggest disaster of the former century is the collapse of the soviet union . i consider that the biggest disaster of this century would be the restoring of the soviet union under the auspices of president putin .