The entire range of intricate North Caucasian and Transcaucasian problems demands calm and sober professional attitudes free of excessive emotion, said Russia's President Vladimir Putin as he was talking to journalists at the State Kremlin Palace during an evening gala on Agro-Industrial Complex Day. Karabakh, South Ossetia, its refugees sheltered by Russia, and Abkhazia are prominent among the many acute Caucasian issues, said President Putin as he highlighted Russia's readiness to join constructive teamwork on those issues. North Caucasian and Transcaucasian problems are well-known on the Georgian top--"known better than to many of us"--in particular, because "Georgia's President was among foremost leaders of the Communist Party and the Soviet state when those problems were budding," he remarked. President Eduard Shevardnadze of Georgia was USSR Minister of Foreign Affairs and prominent Central Committee member of the Soviet Communist Party during Mikhail Gorbachev's rule.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
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