NUCLEAR WW3 -- Gorbachev warns of US-Russian " Hot War "
MOSCOW - Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the confrontation between Russia & the West could spill into all-out war. More than 5,100 people have been killed in a bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine between gov't troops & pro-Russian separatists. Ukraine accuses Russia of aiding the separatists while Russia says the West is behind Ukraine's efforts to retake the rebel-held areas. Gorbachev, in comments to the Interfax news agency, said Thursday the West has "dragged" R