Could New Cold War With Russia Lead To World War III? Prime Minister Medvedev Declares A New Cold War With The West Has Started

Louis Babcock

Russia has declared war on the West. A new Cold War. Twenty-five years after the first one ended, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke on Saturday at the Munich Security Conference where he said that a new Cold War has begun.

Conflicts in the Ukraine and Syria have forced the United States and other nations to condemn the actions of Russia. The United States has gone as far as placing sanctions on Russia due to invading Ukraine, and those sanctions have had a negative impact on the Russian economy. According to Prime Minister Medvedev, Russia is being unfairly targeted by the world for the actions that the country is taking.

"Almost every day we are accused of making new horrible threats either against NATO as a whole, against Europe or against the US or other countries."

— tweetnewsfeeds (@tweetnewsfeeds) February 14, 2016

"The vast majority of Russia's attacks (in Syria) have been against legitimate opposition groups. To adhere to the agreement it made, Russia's targeting must change. This is the moment. This is a hinge point. Decisions made in the coming days and weeks, and a few months could end the war in Syria –- or could define a very difficult set of choices for the future."
"Every single day, Russian troops, Russian weapons, Russian ammunition penetrate into my country. "Mr Putin, this is not a civil war in Ukraine, this is your aggression. This is not a civil war in Crimea, this is your soldiers who occupied my country."

In regard to Syria, Putin has openly stated that military actions in Syria could lead to a war with the United States. The United States wants to remove President Assad from Syria, while Russia wants him to remain in place. An attempt by the United States to get rid of him could lead Russia to come to his aid militarily.

Putin has even threatened war with Saudi Arabia now that Saudi Arabia will be sending troops into Syria. A war with Saudi Arabia would destabilize the region even further, and lead to an even larger war in the region.

— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) February 14, 2016

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