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Russian State TV Is Telling Viewers To Stockpile Food In Preparation For War

Russian State TV Is Telling Viewers To Stockpile Food In Preparation For War

The debate between Russia and the US gets hotter and hotter every day and today is no different: a Russian state TV channel has warned viewers to start stockpiling supplies in the event of war breaking out.

The message comes after US President Donald Trump took to Twitter yesterday to warn Vladimir Putin to 'get ready'.

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Standing in front of a mushroom cloud, a presenter on state-run broadcaster Vesti 24 warned viewers to stock up on 'fewer sweets and more water'.

The presenter listed a number of food items that citizens should buy ahead of a possible war with America, which included rice, oatmeal and sugar 'for those who succumb to panic and decide to spend all their savings', reports Vice News.

The newscaster added that 30 litres of water is needed for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene.

He then said: "It should be noted that real panic isn't here but across the ocean."

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The TV presenter claimed that bomb shelter sales 'took off' in the US after Trump's election, which, according to Vice News, is true: bomb shelter sales spiked in the US in late 2016 and early 2017.

The segment aired in response to growing tensions between Washington and Moscow over the alleged chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma over the weekend.

The US and its international allies are weighing a military response, while Russia is denying the chemical attack even took place.

Responding to a Russian official who said they would shoot down any US missiles aimed at Syria, Trump issued a warning on Twitter Wednesday saying: "Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'"

He added: "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

Credit: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump
Credit: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump

The president noted that the relationship between the US and Russia is 'worse now that it has ever been' and criticised the Kremlin for aligning itself with the "gas killing animal" Bashar Al Assad, Syria's president.

The Kremlin announced that a crisis communications link between Moscow and Washington was 'active' and being used by both sides in a bid to avoid an accidental clash over Syria.

Featured Image Credit: Vesti 24

Topics: Warning, News, politics, Russia, US

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]