Putin’s chief propagandist warns of shooting U.S. bombers down in Syria, other ‘nuclear implications’

Putin’s chief propagandist warns of shooting U.S. bombers down in Syria, other ‘nuclear implications’
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[Ed. – The words to pick up on are these: “Dmitry Kiselyov said there has been a ‘radical change’ in relations between Russia and the US.” Russia never says something like that off the cuff.]

A Russian news presenter, dubbed the “Kremlin’s chief propagandist”, has warned the United States any “impudent behaviour” towards Moscow could have “nuclear” implications.

Dmitry Kiselyov, who was appointed by Vladimir Putin to head the country’s government-owned news agency, made the warning on Monday night’s edition of his flagship current affairs programme Vesti Nedeli (News of the Week). …

Mr Kiselyov said there had been a “radical change” in the relationship between Russia and the US in recent weeks, the BBC reports.

“The loud talk in Washington of a ‘Plan B’ for Syria. Everyone understands what this means: direct military force in Syria,” he said.

During Monday’s programme a Russian defence ministry spokesman also warned US bombers not to target the Syrian army. “We’ll shoot them down,” commented Mr Kiselyov.

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