Russia demands new law to shoot down PASSENGER PLANES over country’s airspace

RUSSIAN defence chiefs are demanding new laws allowing them to shoot down passenger planes violating the country’s laws and posing a threat to lives and strategic facilities.

A decree has been drawn up by the country’s Defence Ministry for approval by the Kremlin, said a report by Izvestia newspaper. New rules would give explicit permission to the Russian air force to shoot down civilian aircraft suspected of intending a deliberate crash causing a “massive loss of life”, an environmental catastrophe or the destruction of strategic facilities. “This will also prevent attacks involving the hijacking of aircraft,” stated the report....
source: Express

2019-01-11 13:41
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