It is believed that the latest action by both Russia and the US reveal that the two countries are already at war.
Russian General Evgeny Buzkinsky’s damning view comes as tensions between the Kremlin and the West hit the same level as the Cuban Missile Crisis.
This week the Russian navy sailed through the Channel in a deliberate show of force to the UK.
The Russian foreign ministry on Saturday accused the Obama administration of attempting the “final destruction of relations with Russia”.
“If we talk about the last Cold War, we are currently somewhere between the erection of the Berlin Wall and the Cuban Missile crisis,” Lt Gen Buzhinsky said.
“In other words, teetering on the brink of war, but without the mechanisms to manage the confrontation.”
The Kremlin has already decided to cut off diplomatic channels with Washington until after next month’s US presidential elections.
Russia hopes to strike up a more “sincere” relationship with either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, the Telegraph reports.
Last week Putin revealed at a press conference that relations between the US and Russia had collapsed because “of one nation’s attempt to enforce its decisions on the whole world”.
Meanwhile North Korea has bragged about its “friendly” relationship with Putin’s Russia in a press statement.
It comes as Russia is almost ready to roll out its latest high-tech stealth bomber that could drop nukes from space, according to science boffins.
The PAK-DA jet can strike any location on Earth within two hours.