Gorbachev on U.S.-Russia Relations: ‘We May Not Live Through These Days’


Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, has called for a U.S.-Russia summit to thaw relations between the two countries in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.

Gorbachev, whose policies played a key role in ending the Cold War as well as democratizing Russia and the satellite states of the former Soviet Union, has warned that the standoff between the U.S. and Russia could lead to another Cold War.

“This is extremely dangerous, with tensions as high as they are now. We may not live through these days: someone could lose their nerve,” he wrote Wednesday in a commentary entitled “To unfreeze relations,” published in the government daily Rossiyskaya Gazet, Reuters reports. “I suggest the leaders of Russia and the United States think about holding a summit with a broad agenda, without preliminary conditions.”

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