11 soldiers of the Joint Group of Forces were injured by Chechen gunmen last Sunday, according to the Joint Group of Forces' headquarters. Unidentified persons fired automatic rifles and grenade-launchers at a mobile police checkpoint. Five soldiers were wounded and sent to hospital. Two bandits were killed in retaliatory fire. An armoured column was fired at in the same town with four soldiers receiving injures of varied severity. Gunmen fired at an engineer scout patrol near the Novy Sharoi village with one soldier injured and sent to hospital. An armoured column was fired at from tubular grenade launchers in Grozny's Oktyabrsky district with one soldier wounded.
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