Tensions between Russia and The United States are reaching levels not seen since the Cold War.
The latest piece of evidence comes to us from Syria, where Russian diplomats have now threatened to shoot down any American warplanes that come too close for comfort, all the while ignoring the ceasefire in the war-torn country.
“The Russian Embassy in Washington threatened to shoot down U.S. aircraft in Syria with the newly-acquired anti-aircraft missiles in the war-torn country.
“’All jokes aside, #Russia will take every defensive measure necessary to protect its personnel stationed in #Syria from terrorist threat,’ said the embassy’s tweet.
“Relations between the two countries has diminished significantly in the last two weeks. The threat is the latest provocative action in a series of statements and gestures Russia has made in response to U.S. involvement in Syria.
This bold tweet comes at a time in which Secretary of State John Kerry has discontinued diplomatic talks with the Russians after their erratic behavior and unwillingness to work with The United States to protect the Syrian people. These developments are truly alarming, and we will continue to update you on the story.