Wealth Manager - the site for professional investment managers

Register free for our breaking news email alerts with analysis and cutting edge commentary from our award winning team. Registration only takes a minute.

'We are moving towards second Cold War', Russian PM warns

'We are moving towards second Cold War', Russian PM warns

Russia is being pulled into a second Cold War with the US and its allies as events escalate in the Ukraine, Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned.

In an interview with Bloomberg Television, Medvedev said Russia is preparing a raft of retaliatory steps if the US and European Union impose wider sanctions. The PM also accused US president Barack Obama of lacking 'political tact'.

'We are slowly but surely moving toward a second Cold War, which no one needs,' Medvedev told Bloomberg.

'We haven’t especially commented on sanctions or responded to them harshly, although we could do something unpleasant or offensive to those countries that are introducing these sanctions.'

Medvedev’s comments come less than a week before Ukraine's much awaited presidential election and a day after Russian president Vladimir Putin yesterday ordered Russian troops near the Ukrainian border back to bases. Russia has not yet said whether it will recognise the results of the election.

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.
Citywire TV
1 Comment Play CEO Tapes: Buxton to Gilbert - ‘my Glencore quandary’

CEO Tapes: Buxton to Gilbert - ‘my Glencore quandary’

Do not miss the first two minutes of this film as Richard Buxton shares how he has been challenged by a client for owning shares in a certain company.

Play CEO Tapes: the huge opportunities for asset managers

CEO Tapes: the huge opportunities for asset managers

From tech disruption, retirement and poaching, the CEO discuss the opportunities for their businesses in this episode.

Play CEO Tapes: 'we're just a bunch of white dudes sitting here'

CEO Tapes: 'we're just a bunch of white dudes sitting here'

In our brand new series, eight CEOs discuss how the industry could do a better job for female fund managers.

Read More
Your Business: Cover Star Club

Profile: how career burnout led to a family office launch

Profile: how career burnout led to a family office launch

I was burnt-out from a career in finance and had no desire to come back, says the founder of Blu Family Office

Wealth Manager on Twitter