The deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council, Alexander Veneditkov, has warned of the start of a “new cold war” and has called on the West, which, led by the United States, blames for the tensions, to resolve the situation by following the “example” of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
For Veneditkov, it is necessary for the parties to take into account the experience of having “successfully” resolved that conflict, known in Russia as the Caribbean Crisis, and other episodes of “equally dangerous” confrontation between Russia and the United States after the World War II, collects the TASS agency.
“The events of 1962 are an example of how the two ‘superpowers’ can put aside the deep ideological differences that divide them in the name of joint constructive work for the benefit of all humanity,” said Veneditkov.
The Kremlin has previously accused the West of starting a kind of new Cold War not only with the measures imposed against the Russian economy, but also with the sanctions directed at oligarchs and personalities of the country for their support of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In fact, the Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, lamented a few months ago that the attitude of the Western powers revealed “their true intentions” and highlighted “the beautiful slogans they displayed when the Cold War ended.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday a “partial mobilization” of the population in the midst of the war in Ukraine, where Russian forces have suffered several blows in recent weeks following a series of counter-offensives by Ukrainian troops.
He explained that he signed a decree in this regard, which represents a significant escalation of the conflict.
It’s about the Russia’s first mobilization since World War II. Putin warned the West that if it continues its “nuclear blackmail”, Moscow will respond with the power of its vast arsenal.