Jonny Tickle

April 23, 2021

Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has warned that relations between Moscow and Washington have plummeted to levels last seen during the Cold War. He believes threats and sanctions will result in “permanent instability.”

“In recent years, relations between Russia and the United States have actually shifted from rivalry to confrontation, essentially returning to the Cold War era,” Medvedev, who now serves as the deputy chairman of the country’s Security Council, wrote in an article for news agency RIA Novosti on Friday.

“Sanctions pressure, threats, confrontation, defense of one’s selfish interests – all of this is plunging the world into a state of permanent instability,” he added.

In particular, Medvedev noted what he called an “organized campaign of harassment against Russia,” such as Washington’s opposition to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and the US attitude towards Ukraine.

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