The Soviet leader is disappointed with Putin and is fully aware of what is happening in Ukraine now.
The last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, believes that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin destroyed his entire legacy by unleashing a war against Ukraine. He is disappointed and fully aware of what is happening.
His close friend, Russian journalist Alexei Venediktov, spoke about Gorbachev’s reaction to the war in Ukraine in an interview with Forbes Russia.
“I can tell you that he is disappointed, of course, he understands (what is happening – UNIAN). It was his life’s work. Freedom is Gorbachev’s business,” the journalist said.
Putin’s aggressive and dictatorial policies have completely destroyed “Gorbachev’s legacy.” Venediktov noted that the reaction of the Soviet leader was quite predictable.
As the journalist noted, when Gorbachev headed the USSR in 1985-1991, there were 4,000 troops in Europe from units of the NATO Rapid Reaction Force.
“Now NATO has announced that there will be 300,000 people here by the end of next year,” he said.
Venediktov added that the level of threat between East and West is growing.