Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the world was fighting a new Cold War, warning of grave consequences for the West if it didn’t cooperate with Russia in Syria and elsewhere.
Medvedev made it explicit in the context of his reminders about World War II:
Do we really need a third global shake-up to realize the importance of cooperation rather than confrontation?
This new Cold War is entirely of your construction, Mr Medvedev.
If you guys are serious about cooperation, if you’re serious about reducing confrontation, it’s easy enough to achieve. Just stop propping up Bashar al Assad in Syria, leave occupied Georgia, leave occupied Ukraine and its eastern rebelling oblasts, withdraw your tactical nuclear weapons to their start points instead of threatening central Europe with them, stop your cyber attacks against Ukraine and the Baltics, stop violating European nations’ airspace with your warplanes.