Hillary Clinton Hints ‘Another Cold War,’ Asks Canada to Join Hands with U.S. to Tackle Ukraine Crisis

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By Sounak Mukhopadhyay | March 20, 2014 4:53 PM EST

Hillary Clinton hinted one more "Cold War" as she called the struggle between the West and Russia a "clash of values." She said that it would depend on Russian President Vladimir Putin to determine if there would be another "Cold War." Ms Clinton, nevertheless, clarified that she would not expect another Cold War, CNN reported.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends an International Women's Day event at the U.N. headquarters in New York, March 7, 2014. On March 8 activists around the globe celebrate International Women's Day, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century and has been observed by the United Nations since 1975. The UN writes that it is an occasion to commemorate achievements in women's rights and to call for further change.

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On the other hand, Ms Clinton considered Canada as a key nation to address the Ukraine crisis. The former Secretary of State of the United States said that Canada should join hands with the U.S. to plan a smart strategy so that more conflicts could be prevented. Ms Clinton was speaking at the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal on Tuesday, March 18. She said that Canada, along with the U.S., could come up with some "real thoughtful analysis" of the present situation as free people should not face further aggression; CTV News reported.

Ms Clinton said in a question-answer session that several Canadian military leader played major roles. She stressed on staying "closely unified" to face what might happen next. She indicated that there could be even more serious situation in the future that she was apprehensive about. Future circumstances may require a lot of "probing and testing" together, she said. According to Ms Clinton, Russian's annexation of Crimea is Mr Putin's endeavour to "rewrite" European boundaries. She asked European countries to be less dependent on energy sources from Russia. She said that Russia would only be able to intimidate a country if it counted on them.

The Cold War, which meant political as well as military tension between the USSR and the Western allies including NATO and the U.S., first took place after the Second World War. The very first significant crisis during the Cold War was the Berlin Blockade during 1948-49. The initial phase of tension improved in the 70s. However, the initial years of the 80s saw the crisis elevate further.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends an International Women's Day event at the U.N. headquarters in New York, March 7, 2014. On March 8 activists around the globe celebrate International Women's Day, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century and has been observed by the United Nations since 1975. The UN writes that it is an occasion to commemorate achievements in women's rights and to call for further change.
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