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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said on Monday, US may have to shoot down Russian warplanes approaching American military assets.
Over the past few months there were several incidents in which Russian warplanes approached American warships and spy planes in international space close to the Russian border, which the US described as unprofessional and dangerous.
Donald Trump says that President Barack Obama is not handling the situation correctly. And has his own solution to the problem.
“Normally, an Obama, let’s say a president, because you want to make at least a call or two, but normally Obama would call up Putin and say, ‘Listen, do us a favor, don’t do that, get that maniac, just stop it.’ But we don’t have that kind of a president. He’s gonna be out playing golf or something,” Trump said.
“And if that doesn’t work out, I don’t know, you know, at a certain point, when that sucker comes by you, you gotta shoot,” he added. “You gotta shoot. I mean, you gotta shoot. And it’s a shame. It’s a shame. It’s a total lack of respect for our country and it’s a total lack of respect for Obama. Which as you know, they don’t respect.”
The Russians on the other hand dismisses US accusations. According to RT, The Russian Defense Ministry made a statement that the US should stop sending spy planes towards Russia’s border. If they did, Russia would not have to send warplanes to intercept unidentified aircraft it sees on radar for visual contact.