(QHA) -

Russia is not obligated to guarantee the territorial sovereignty of Ukraine because it never took on that obligation, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday during an interview with Bloomberg

“We are not obliged to guarantee anyone anything because we never took those obligations upon ourselves in regard to this issue, but we are proceeding in the fact that the main goal is calming the situation in Ukraine, not guaranteeing anyone anything, but calming the situation,”- Medvedev said.

He also added Russia is being pulled into a new Cold War with the U.S. and its allies, who “are using economic warfare reminiscent of the Soviet Union under Leonid Brezhnev”.

“We are slowly but surely moving toward a second Cold War, which no one needs,” Medvedev said. “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”- he noted.