President Mikhail Gorbachev dissolved the Soviet Union in 1991; Putin, a former KGB officer, was in the early phases of his political profession at the time.
“[Putin]’s attempting to take NATO aside — to weaken it. We’d like a powerful NATO not only for Russia, however for the emergence of China,” mentioned Romney, who warned of a surge in Russian aggression throughout his 2012 presidential marketing campaign.
Romney advised host Chuck Todd that one factor the West can do is figure to block the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a gasoline pipeline that’s to run from Russia to Germany by way of the Baltic Sea. Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a GOP-led effort to impose sanctions on that natural-gas pipeline.
“We must always let him know that that Nord Stream 2 pipeline isn’t going to function,” Romney mentioned of Putin. “He is not going to have that wealth if he does any motion to overthrow the authorities in Ukraine — that is getting shut down.“