Gorbachev: NATO escalating from Cold War with Russia into real one
The former President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev has strongly criticized NATO for escalating tensions with Russia in the alliance's summit this week.
According to Gorbachev, "NATO has begun preparations for escalating from the Cold War into a hot one," Interfax reports.
"All the rhetoric in Warsaw just yells of a desire almost to declare war on Russia. They only talk about defense, but actually are preparing for offensive operations," he said.
‘’The NATO members are trying to pretend that they are not afraid of anything, and it's very suspicious, thus they are trying to draw us, the whole world, into an even bigger confrontation,’’ Interfax quotes him as saying.