Gorbachev: you can listen to American citizens, but you cannot trust them
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev believes that To achieve its objectives the United States ready to turn the World upside down, but now Russia is able to confront them about it he told us magazine.
" citizens of Russia, it is difficult to downplay. We are aware of their own importance. I realized that you can listen to American citizens, but you cannot trust them. When they think of the idea, they turn the World upside down, in order to implement it, " lead Time the ex-President of the USSR.
Mikhail Gorbachev believes that a new cold war between Russia And the West against the background of the Ukrainian event has already begun.
" We are already seeing the cold war? Without a doubt, Yes " - quoted Gorbachev magazine.
According to Gorbachev, after the destruction of the USSR, the West tried to turn us into something like a swamp, the periphery. Our country was not able to prevent such. It's not just pride. The fact that in such situation you say As you wish, impose limits And so on. America all commands!"
For the state, the leaders of which I remember the days When Russia was a superpower, the U.S. dominance in the international arena is offensive And continuously disappoints, the magazine writes. According to Gorbachev, instead of to perceive Russia As an equal partner, the West tried to push it from the policy. The most recent example of this was the situation with Ukraine, which Russia's President centuries Putin responded by a desire to regain influence in the region.
" Putin began to act on their own. And his position was in the interests of the majority, " lead Time words Gorbachev.
in addition, the worsening of relations between Russia And the West calls the ex-President of the USSR anxiety, stresses the magazine.
" citizens say not only about the new " cold ", but also " hot " war. It looks like it's time for serious alarm. The world rages " - quoted Time of Gorbachev.
along with this, Gorbachev did not believe that Putin was obliged to retreat in the face of Western sanctions. This time it was the Americans have to be shy about Russia And cease to obstruct Russia to play the role of a world power, rightful, the magazine writes.
However, Gorbachev tries to see the situation from the position of the required reconciliation, emphasizes Time. For reviews of Gorbachev, " we should return to dialogue, it is necessary to stop what is happening. Need to get back to where We started, When the cold war ended ".