A high-ranking Russian politician is comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler

  • A leading Russian politcian is comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.

  • Alexander Sherin's comments came after the US-led launch of missile strikes on Syria on Friday night.

  • Russia has had military presence in Syria since 2015 and has warned there will be 'consequences' of the attacks.

A high-ranking Russian politician has compared U.S. President Donald Trump to former German dictator and Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler.

The comments came after the U.S., UK, and France launched missile strikes on Syria Friday night, for which Russia, who has had military presence in the country since 2015, has warned there will be "consequences."

According to The Guardian, Alexander Sherin, Russia’s deputy head of the state Duma’s defence committee, said Trump "can be called Adolf Hitler no. 2 of our time because, you see, he even chose the time that Hitler attacked the Soviet Union," referencing the strike time of around 4 a.m.

Sherin also described the air strikes as "a targeted threat against Russia."

Russia’s ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov has also issued a statement lashing out against the U.S.-led coalition campaign, whose military action is a response to an apparent chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of people earlier this month.

"The worst apprehensions have true," ambassador Anatoly Antonov said. "Our warnings have been left unheard. A pre-designed scenario is being implemented.

"Again, we are being threatened," Antonov continued. "We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences. All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris."

The statement went on to say that "insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible.

"The U.S. — the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons — has no moral right to blame other countries," Antonov added.

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