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Russian premier: 'We have slid into ... a new Cold War'

Russian premier: 'We have slid into ... a new Cold War'

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the specter of a new Cold War on Saturday and compared the current tensions between Russia and the West to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, which brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.

“NATO's political stance toward Russia remains unfriendly and isolated,” he said in televised remarks at an international security conference in Munich, Germany. “One can say even more harshly, we have slid into the times of a new Cold War.”

Relations between Russia and the West have been in a downward spiral since Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and support of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, which prompted a...

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