The U.S. says Vladimir Putin was responsible for the downing of an MV-22 Osprey military aircraft yesterday off the coast of Okinawa.

Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis says Putin was spotted near the Osprey riding on the back of a large bald eagle without a shirt.

“To be honest, it was a magnificent sight to behold,” Davis told reporters.

According to the Pentagon, Putin and his eagle assumed the attack position from a high altitude before executing a triple somersault dive maneuver and a knockout blow square to the nose of the MV-22 Osprey.

American journalists attending today’s bilateral discussions between the Russian President and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are reporting evidence of minor lacerations on Putin’s right hand across four of his knuckles.

Image: Flickr/Ins1122 (edited TRW)


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