Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said that strains between Russian and the West have plunged the world into a “new cold war.”
With tensions high over the lingering Ukraine conflict and Russia’s backing of the Syrian regime, Medvedev said “All that’s left is an unfriendly policy of NATO against Russia.”
“Almost everyday we are accused of making new horrible threats either against NATO as a whole, against Europe or against US or other countries.”
Medevdev criticised the expansion of NATO and EU influence deep into formerly Soviet-ruled eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War.
He urged better East-West dialogue, citing “shining example ” of the historic meeting of Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill in Cuba.
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