Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that the world is at a ‘dangerous point’ due to rising tensions between Russia and the US over Syria.
Relations between the two countries are at their lowest since the Cold War and have soured in recent days after Washington pulled the plug on Syria talks and accused Russia of hacking attacks.
Meanwhile the Kremlin has suspended a series of nuclear pacts, including a symbolic cooperation deal to cut stocks of weapons-grade plutonium.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who has warned that the world is at a ‘dangerous point’ due to rising tensions between Russia and the US over Syria
And now Mr Gorbachev, who oversaw an easing of tensions with the West that helped to end the Cold War in the early 90s, has voiced his concern.
The 85-year-old told state news agency RIA Novosti: ‘I think the world has reached a dangerous point.