Tensions flared between Russia and U.S. at the Munich Security Conference, a global security forum held this weekend.
U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster defended the current Administration’s position to build more bombs after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov complained about the military expansions of the U.S.
One of the main points of contention are U.S. airstrikes in Syrica that killed more than 200 Russian mercenaries.
“We will not allow Russia any of the power to hold the populations of Europe hostage,” said Lavrov Saturday.
Added to tear in relations, last week US special counsel indicted 13 Russians in their possible tampering of U.S. presidential elections. One of those detained is said to be business partner of Vladamir Putin.
Many fear that the strain between to two world superpowers risks the Nuclear Arms Control deal reached decades ago.