Anatoly Kvashnin, the Chief of the Russian General Staff, stated that he had no information confirming that international terrorist Khattab had been wounded in Chechnya. "This information is just a rumour, we do not have any reliable confirmation yet," the General stated. According to him, federal forces in Chechnya are energetically searching for foreign terrorists including such notorious ones as Khattab. According to General Staff's data, there are 200-300 foreign mercenaries in Chechnya at the moment. As to Khattab, he is not "active" and conducts "clandestine activities." "We are looking for him, and we will find him," the Russian general stated.
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