UN secretary-general António Guterres warns of a ‘new Cold War’ now the relations between the West and Russia to the affair-Skripal below freezing have failed.
Guterres responded Thursday with great concern on the retaliation from the Kremlin for the expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats from western countries.
More than 25 countries, including the United States and several EU members, have over the last week some 140 Russian diplomats expelled. They did that as a declaration of support for Britain, where, in early march, the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia poisoned with the zenuwgif novitsjok.
The Kremlin now stores equally hard back. Russia rejects sixty American diplomats the door and close the American consulate in St. Petersburg. Other concerned member states, including Belgium, shall be allowed to similar actions expect.
UN boss Guterres is worried, he said Thursday. The situation is in many ways similar to what we had during the Cold War have experienced’. There are, according to him, means of communication need to be an escalation to avoid, especially if the tensions would increase.
‘That means of communication existed once, but were phased out because we thought the Cold War was over, ” said Guterres, but that was according to him so unjust.
Between the end of the Second world War and the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, used the United States and Russia a ‘red phone’, a kind of hotline in which the presidents of both countries to each other quickly were able to speak.