Gorbachev saw the beginnings of a new cold war

According to former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, today’s world is showing signs of a new cold war. He stated this in an interview with German newspaper Bild.

“The speech of politicians and high-ranking military becomes more belligerent, the doctrine is getting more stringent wording. Media all picked up and heated up even more. Constantly deteriorating relations between the major powers, there is a feeling that the world adjusts to the new war. That is to say, all signs of the cold war,” he said (quoted by TASS).

Gorbachev is not the first time in recent years spoke about the situation in the world, using the term “cold war”. In January 2015, he said that it was the US dragged Russia into a new cold war, trying to realize his idea of triumphalist. “Where it all will lead us? “Cold war” is already open. What’s next? Unfortunately, I can firmly say that the cold war will not lead to “hot”. I’m afraid that they might take the risk”, — said Gorbachev, describing then current political situation, “sharp.”

Then in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, the politician said that in case of war conflict with the West will inevitably escalate into a nuclear conflict. “We will not survive in coming years if someone will pass the nerves in this extremely tense situation [crisis in Ukraine]”. Gorbachev said that Western countries should not interfere in what is happening in Ukraine, adding that “Germany wants to intervene everywhere” and “obviously, there are many people who want to create new dividing lines in Europe.”