The Chairman of the State Duma has described as “cynical and irresponsible” steps taken by the United States and its allies which will result in a renewal of the Cold War that has already become a modern day reality.
Sergey Naryshkin was speaking at the opening of the Lower House’s fall session and said that the international situation had become much more tense in a very short period of time. “The long awaited ceasefire in the Donetsk and Lugansk republics has stopped the large-scale bloodshed for a while, but crisis and standoff continue in Ukraine,” the top Russian MP emphasized.
Naryshkin also noted in his speech that the chaos in the center of Europe has not cooled the belligerent moods of those who provoked it six months ago. He pointed at the recent NATO summit as one of the factors that led to the tension.