Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev declared today (February 13, 2016) that his country is in "a new Cold War" with Western countries in a speech that faulted the United States and its allies for a breakdown in relations with Russia, the Washington Examiner website reports.
"NATO's attitude toward Russia remains unfriendly and opaque, and one could go so far as to say we have slid back to a new Cold War," Medvedev said at the Munich Security Conference today.
"On an almost daily basis, we are being described the worst threat, be it NATO as a whole, or to Europe, America or other countries," Medvedev asserted.
"Sometimes I wonder if this is 2016 or 1962," he added. (The Cold War was a period of hostility between western countries and the Soviet Union that lasted from the end of World War II through 1989).