Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Latvian foreign minister: East-West relations at lowest point since Cuban missile crisis

Saulkrasti, Latvia
A Latvian official today produced more evidence that Hillary Clinton's "reset button" policy with Russia is a complete failure.

From Channel NewsAsia:
Russia's nuclear "sabre-rattling" and refusal to abide by the terms of a ceasefire in Ukraine have dragged East-West relations to their lowest level since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said on Thursday.

This week Russia announced it was adding 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal, placing further strain on relations between Moscow and the West, already tense over the Ukraine crisis.

Rinkevics, who has a lead role in EU diplomacy, told Reuters in an interview in Sydney that Russian statements about its willingness to use nuclear weapons were alarming.

"I think that what we are witnessing is unprecedented since 1962, since Cuban missile crisis," he said.
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