The new comments follow a warning in November from the Soviet Union’s last leader when he said, “The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some say that it has already begun.”
A month later he said that the U.S. is “tortured by triumphalism” and called for deescalation in the midst of hostilities in Ukraine. “This whole process may and needs to be stopped. It was stopped in the 1980s. And we opted for deescalation and reunification. Back then it was harsher than today. And now we can also do this,” Gorbachev said at the time.
Earlier this week, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council that a political solution to the conflict in Ukraine was urgent.
“Over 5,000 lives have already been lost in this conflict,” Feltman said. “We must find a way to stop it and must do so now.”
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