The former Soviet Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev is very “upset” that Vladimir Putin has “destroyed” his “life’s work” and is said to be “upset” with the war in Ukraine.
Alexei Venediktov who is a Russian journalist who is in touch with Gorbachev said the former Soviet President has accused Putin of destroying his “life’s work.”
Gorbachev was responsible for establishing good relations with the West, has brought in new “reforms” but he failed economically.
In an interview with Russian Forbes, Venediktov, editor of independent Ekho Moscow Radio, said, “Gorbachev’s reforms – political, not economic – were all destroyed.
“Nilch, zero, ashes. When Gorbachev was leaving, there were 4,000 NATO Response Forces in Europe – four thousand.
“Now NATO has announced 300,000 people by the end of next year, so today there are 40,000 – and will be 300,000.
“I can tell you that he is upset.
“Of course, he understands that […] this was his life’s work. Freedoms were brought by Gorbachev.
“Everyone forgot who gave freedom to the Russian Orthodox Church? Who was it? Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev.
“The freedom of press, the first media law, who brought it?
“Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev. Private property? Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev.
“So what would [Gorbachev] be able to say now?”