Mikhail Gorbachev: «Have they lost their mind?»


The Luxembourg press is concerned about the policy of the United States against Russia. From this point of view «Le Quotidien» of January 30 quotes the words of the former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev. In its article  «Have they lost their mind?» the newspaper wrote:

According to Mikhail Gorbachev, the United States pull the world toward war.

A «new cold war» is declared between Russians and Americans and it  could escalate into armed conflict, warned yesterday, the last leader of the Soviet Union. «We only hear words about American and EU sanctions against Russia. Have they lost their mind ?», said Gorbachev, quoted by the Interfax news agency. America has strayed into the depths of the jungle and takes us with it, added the father of perestroika appreciated in the West for his role in the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

«And frankly speaking, it (America) takes us into a new cold war, openly trying to follow its great idea of always remain triumphant», criticized the former leader of 83 years.

«Where will it lead us all? The cold war has already begun. Then what? I am not able to say with confidence that the cold war is not going to turn to a real war. I’m afraid they (Americans) take this risk».

These statements of Mikhail Gorbachev were given on the background of Ukrainian crisis and deteriorating relations between Russians and Westerners to an unprecedented level since the fall of the USSR in 1991.