Life conditions of the Afghan people are gradually improving, says the report of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) published in Austria on Tuesday. According to USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios, the international humanitarian assistance helped reduce the number of people starving to death. However, the majority of the starving live in Kandahar, Afghanistan's south, and Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan's north. According to USAID data, about 12 million Afghans are suffering from starvation and other consequences of the war with 7 million being in a very hard condition. They live in Hazardjat, Afghan central region, with an extremely severe winter.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities