Zurab Lobzhanidze, a rich Georgian businessman and former director of Madnieuli, has been arrested in Switzerland. Madnieuli is a mining enterprise and Mr Lobzhanidze is considered a close ally of Eduard Shevardnadze.
General Prosecutor of Georgia Iraklii Okruashvili told journalists that Mr Lobzhanidze was on the international wanted list and was arrested in Bern. He has property in Bern and the Swiss authorities have made him give a written undertaking not to leave the place. He will be handed over to the Georgian authorities within the coming month. He is accused of tax evasion and other financial machinations.
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