The only president of the USSR in history is fully aware of what is happening in Ukraine and is disappointed with the head of the Kremlin, who completely crossed out all “Gorbachev's legacy “.
The last leader of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, who led the perestroika process in the 1980s, said that Russian President Vladimir Putin destroyed his legacy when he launched a massive war in Ukraine. In this regard, he expressed his disappointment. This was reported by the Russian edition of Forbes.
A close friend of the ex-president of the USSR, editor-in-chief of the Ekho Moskvy radio station, Alexei Venediktov, spoke about Gorbachev's position on the events in Ukraine.
“I can tell you “He is disappointed, of course, he understands,” Venediktov noted, “it was his life's work. Freedom is Gorbachev's business.”
According to the journalist, Putin's authoritarian policy completely crosses out all “Gorbachev's legacy,” and the reaction of the Soviet leader was quite predictable.
In the period 1985-1991, when Gorbachev tried to reform the USSR, there were 4,000 military personnel from the units of the NATO Rapid Reaction Force on the territory of the European continent.
” Now NATO has announced that by the end of next year there will be 300,000 people here,” Venediktov said, noting the growing level of threat between East and West.