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Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk: Who Knows Where Putin Will Go Next

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April 20, 2014 AT 3:59 AM
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Saturday the world doesn't know how far Russian President Vladimir Putin will go to attain his self-proclaimed goal of restoring the Soviet Union — and the end result could be disastrous. Yatsenyuk told NBC News’ David Gregory in an exclusive interview airing on Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” “President Putin has a dream to restore the Soviet Union. And every day, he goes further and further." Ukraine’s parliament named Yatsenyuk as the head of the country’s interim government after pro-Kremlin President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev in February after months of protests. Russia annexed Crimea in March and pro-Russian insurgents have seized buildings in other cities in eastern Ukraine, refusing to recognize the newly instated government.