Russia is rendering assistance to the US operation in Afghanistan, Pentagon Chief Donald Rumsfeld said on Wednesday. According to him, Russia provides the USA with intelligence data, and the US planes have been given permission to perform flights over Russia's territory. In addition to that, Rumsfeld added, the Russian side is also cooperating with the USA in some other fields. The US Secretary of Defence recalled that Russia had declared its readiness to participate in search operations in northern Afghanistan if necessary. So far, Rumsfeld added, there has been no such necessity.
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