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World on the brink of a new Cold War, says Gorbachev

Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 00:50

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says trust between Russia and Europe has been undermined as he warns that the world is on brink of a new Cold War. Pavithra George reports

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As Germany prepares to commemorate 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the man who was in the middle of it all---former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev warns of a new Cold War as Russia and the West go toe to toe over Ukraine. SOUNDBITE) (RUSSIAN/ENGLISH) FORMER SOVIET PRESIDENT MIKHAIL GORBACHEV, SAYING (with simultaneous translation): "Bloodshed in Europe and the Middle East against the backdrop of a breakdown in the dialogue between major powers is of enormous concern. The world is on the brink of a new Cold War, some are even saying that it has already begun. And yet while the situation is so dramatic we do not see the main international body, the UN Security Council playing any role or taking concrete action." Gorbachev was speaking in at a memorial event in Berlin where he will join world leaders on Sunday to commemorate the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall that ended the Cold War and led to the reunification of Germany.

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World on the brink of a new Cold War, says Gorbachev

Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 00:50