Cold War should have stayed in past, but US-led NATO bloc is driving return to 1950s-style hostility, top Russian diplomat claims

Russia’s deputy

Russia’s deputy foreign minister has warned the potential for armed conflict in Europe is rising, claiming a number of Western states are stuck in the past and unable to move out of a Cold War mindset when it comes to Russia.

Speaking at an international relations forum on Tuesday, Alexander Grushko said that, on the continent, “the military situation is deteriorating – it is being artificially worsened.”

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