The confrontation between Russia and Europe can turn into a serious conflict, and a new war will steadily turn into a nuclear fears ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
Answering a question in an interview to Spiegel about whether He believes in the possibility of developing a new Great war in European Union, ex-politician said, " about that you cannot even think. This war will steadily become nuclear. Anyway Declaration and propaganda from both sides makes me fear the worst. Whoever has in this state will lose their nerve, will not survive the next years, " said Gorbachev, quoted by RIA " Novosti ". He pointed to " a catastrophic loss of confidence in relations between the West and Russia." We need a new thaw, " he said, quoted by TASS. However, He condemned the German politicians who, according to his statement, I would like to take part in a new division of Europe." Germany during the Second world war had already once tried to extend its sphere of influence to the East. What lessons need?" asked Gorbachev. The policy of sanctions imposed by the West about Russia, He called " stupid and extremely dangerous." According to him, the punishment introduced with regard to Russia, hurt both sides." It was wrong to exclude Russia from the G8, " said Gorbachev. According to him, " it reminds vendetta and leads nowhere. " " penalties are not an appropriate tool if We wish to maintain our exemplary relations, " He added. Remember, in 2008, the " Big seven " has expanded at the expense of Russia, which in the beginning of 2014 is chairing the group. It was expected that the summit in 2014 will be held on 4 and 5 June in Sochi. But the leaders of the " seven " on 24 March on the sidelines of the nuclear security summit in the Hague has stopped working " eight " and refused from participation in the meeting of the G8 in Sochi because of Russia's stance on the Crimea and because of the situation in Ukraine. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that a return to the format of the G8, in which it was stopped on the background of the situation In Ukraine, the Russian leadership will not discuss. While the head of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs S. Lavrov Century, said that the Russian Federation had not been excluded from the G8, just partners " walk " the summit in Sochi.