Two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft fly over the USS Donald Cook guided-missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea in April 2016 (AFP Photo/)
AFP: As US ties slump, Russian war rhetoric spikes at home
Moscow (AFP) - State television threatens the West with nuclear weapons, the Kremlin halts a disarmament treaty, the army warns of shooting down US jets. As ties between Russia and the West have once again slumped, rhetoric in Moscow has peaked.
"Relations between Russia and the US, and the West in general, have been dragged down to the bottom, to a level below which it is difficult to fall," Konstantin Kalachev, the head of the Moscow-based Political Expert Group think tank, told AFP.
But it wasn't meant to be like this.
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WNU Editor: I watch/read/and cover both Russian and Western (specifically Canada and the U.S.) news. From my vantage point I can say the following .... it is true that there is a lot of war rhetoric going around now .... but far more war rhetoric is coming from the U.S. press and its punditry class than what is coming from the Russian press.