The United States has already drawn Russia into a new Cold War, and it is not ruled out that Washington could "risk" taking further steps toward a real war, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev told Interfax on Thursday.
"Today, we keep hearing all the time about sanctions in relations to Russia both from America and the European Union. Have they entirely lost their minds? America has "totally lost its way in the jungles" and is dragging us there as well," he said.
"And if one calls things by their proper name, it has already drawn us into a new Cold War, attempting to overtly realize its general idea of dominance. And where will this lead us all? A Cold War is already explicitly under way. And what's next? Unfortunately, I cannot say firmly that such a Cold War would not result in an actual one. They could take such risks, I am afraid," Gorbachev said.
The situation in both the U.S. and the EU "is not simple at all", he said.
"Some countries of Europe live well, while other not quite well, and their dependence on the U.S. is excessive, including in Germany," he said.
"It would not be an exaggeration to say that the situation is acute: the gap between politicians is too wide. And, regrettably, it is not getting any narrower. Rather, it keeps growing even further!" Gorbachev said.
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