Russian Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin
The Russian chairman of the Lower House, Vyacheslav Volodin, said the United States could reap undesirable consequences if it continues to act as world policeman.
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This comes after the US launched missiles into Syria following a chemical gas attack this week.
Russia Today reported:
The chairman of Russia’s Lower House, Vyacheslav Volodin, has said that the United States could reap undesirable consequences if it takes on the role of world policeman, though Russian would prefer not to see this happen.
“The role of world gendarme, especially one that acts while ignoring international laws, is fraught with ominous consequences,” Vyacheslav Volodin was quoted as saying by TASS on Friday, soon after the media reported that the US had launched a massive missile strike on the Syrian military’s Shayrat air base.
Two US ships launched 59 cruise missiles at the base. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, 23 hit their targets, destroying a material storage depot, a training facility, a canteen, six MiG-23 aircraft in repair hangars, and a radar station. According to Syrian officials, at least five people were killed in the strike, of whom two were soldiers and three civilians.
The State Duma speaker said that the US missile strike had attacked a sovereign state and United Nations member using “an absolutely fictitious excuse,” noting “we all remember exactly how the same excuse was used to start airstrikes and other military action against Iraq.”