The invasion was condemned for disregarding democracy.
Suddam Hussein, the leader of Iraq, invaded Kuwait. He was a client of both Cold War powers.
Russia vetoed Kuwait’s request for United Nations Membership twice.
Russia said Kuwait was not ready to be seen as an independent state.
Russia also said that a 1961 treaty with Britain opened Kuwait to foreign influence.
Kuwait was supportive of the USSR during the Iran-Iraq War. The Soviets were a force of stability and protected Kuwait from the violence of Iran and Iraq. Kuwait proved that being pro-Soviet was beneficial. Kuwait gave the USSR a passageway into the Middle East.