Former President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev in an interview with German newspaper Bild announced the approach of a new cold war.
According to him, relations between the major powers continue to deteriorate, which, according to former Soviet leader suggests preparing the world for war.
In addition, Gorbachev pointed to the militancy of the speeches of politicians and senior military, whose words are taken up by the media.
At the end of March, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that relations between Moscow and Washington, perhaps even worse than during the cold war. According to TASS, a Kremlin spokesman recalled the unfriendly steps of Barack Obama before leaving the post of President of the United States.
Moscow’s relations with many countries in the West significantly deteriorated in 2014 in connection with the accession to Russia of Crimea and the beginning of armed conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. The US and the EU imposed sanctions, accusing Russia of annexation of the Peninsula and participation in the fighting in the Donbass. Against this background, NATO decided to strengthen its presence in Eastern Europe that Moscow has traditionally regarded as a threat.