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A new arms race has begun – Gorbachev on Trump's INF pullout plan

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has lashed out at American plans to walk out from the crucial INF treaty he signed with Ronald Reagan 30 years ago. This means a new arms race is on, he says, and Russia must not give up. READ MORE: Trump threatens to build up US nuclear arsenal until Russia, China ‘come to their senses’ Gorbachev ...

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Gorbachev: Trump’s move to quit INF is ‘narrow-minded’, a clear ‘mistake’

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who signed the INF treaty with then-US President Ronald Reagan, says Washington’s move to withdraw from it is a “mistake” and “a narrow-minded” decision. Giving his take on President Donald Trump’s ambitious plan to scrap the historic Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), one of the “fathers” of the accord berated the current US leader. “It’s ...

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‘No one wants war, but…’ Gorbachev hits out at Trump & Putin over ‘lack of diplomatic skills’

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has urged Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to stage direct negotiations, warning that an incidental clash between American and Russian forces could lead to open warfare. ‘Return to sanity’: Gorbachev calls for US-Russia summit amid fears of nuclear treaty collapse “I am very alarmed,” Gorbachev, who led the Soviet Union between 1985 and 1991, told ...

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Duma refuses to denounce ‘anti-national’ Gorbachev & Yeltsin for sparking USSR collapse

The Russian State Duma has refused to pass a draft address describing the activities of former leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin, which led to the fall of the Soviet Union, as “destructive and anti-national.” The rejected address was drafted by the nationalist-populist opposition party, the LDPR. “For the sake of historical justice it’s necessary to give an assessment of ...

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Gorbachev urges Russian & US leaders to ‘prevent collapse’ of landmark INF treaty

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 14:43 Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has called on Russia and the US to come to terms over the crucial 1987 nuclear arms control treaty. Its breakdown may trigger the collapse of international disarmament, he said. Speaking to Kyodo News, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said: “Now the task of preserving disarmament agreements is one ...

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Western leaders misled Gorbachev with promises that NATO wouldn’t expand – released archives

In 1990, Western politicians repeatedly assured Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO wouldn’t expand east of Germany’s borders, but broke that promise less than a decade later, say insider archives from both sides of negotiations following the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. Researchers from the respected George Washington University-based National Security Archive, which specializes in obtaining key declassified information from ...

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‘People’s support of Putin must be taken into consideration’ – Gorbachev

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 12:51 The first and only Soviet president and father of Perestroika, Mikhail Gorbachev, says that the great public support for Vladimir Putin can be explained by the people’s reluctance for change in an extremely complicated and tense international situation. Read more “Russia has a lot of problems in the current situation and the international situation ...

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Mikhail Gorbachev: ‘The world is preparing for war'

The last leader of the Soviet Union has a warning for the world: we may be on the brink of war. Mikhail Gorbachev — who rose to power in the final years of the Cold War and was the president of the soviet state when it dissolved in 1991 — wrote an opinion piece that he’s worried about world leaders’ ...

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