The largest daily newspaper in Russia, Moscow Pravda, is portraying the situation in and around Syria as "highly explosive." The Banner headline in today's paper says "Middle East may Explode in Flames."
It says "It seems in and around Syria, a serious mess is brewing" which could lead to a new regional war.
Who is the paper blaming? Well, unsurprisingly, America.
The paper says "the US is preparing to light the fuse of carnage in the Middle East" and claims the US is looking for an excuse to launch another missile strike upon the Syrian Army.
Russia's response is a military exercise which begins TODAY in the eastern Mediterranean sea; a large one. It includes 26 ships and at least two submarines. It also includes at least 30 planes, including Tupolev 160 strategic bombers, and anti-submarine warfare aircraft.