President Vladimir Putin has challenged American international hegemony with threats to retaliate against the US if the Aleppo bombing’s sanctions go ahead.
Military and foreign policy experts in Moscow believe Russian President Vladimir Putin and western leaders are headed for a dangerous stand-off.
Lt Gen Evgeny Buzhinsky, head of the think tank PIR centre, said: “If we talk about the last Cold War, we are currently somewhere between the erection of the Berlin Wall and the Cuban Missile crisis.”
The former head of the Russian ministry of defence’s international treaties department added: “In other words, teetering on the brink of war, but without the mechanisms to manage the confrontation.”
Russian officials have accused the US of trying to severe relations between Russia and the west.
In response to the Russian bombing of Aleppo, the US has proposed sanctions that could harm Russian economy.