Gorbachev Warns Of New Cold War

Speaking at an event to mark 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, the eighth and final Soviet leader urged the West to rebuild its ties with Russia.


The 83-year-old said: “Bloodshed in Europe and the Middle East, against the backdrop of a breakdown in dialogue between major powers, is of enormous concern right now.


“The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some people are even saying that it’s already begun.”


It was Mr Gorbachev’s reforms, including a loosening of Soviet control over its former communist satellites, that led to events that brought the collapse of the Iron Curtain.


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