NATO’s former Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), Retired Four-star General Wesley Clark, stated that Putin’s goal was to obtain Ukraine, the Baltic states, and control over Eastern Europe during an interview with CNN last April 3.

Clark served as NATO’s SACEUR from 1997 to 200. CNN asked him about his thoughts on the current developments in Ukraine.

CNN anchor Bianca Nobilo asked Clark if Putin would just stop at Ukraine or would he want more.

“He wants Ukraine. He wants the Baltic states. He wants control over Eastern Europe. He wants to shatter NATO, and he wants the United States out,” the General said.