In 2003, Russia will make a number of large contracts on supplying military equipment, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Mikhail Dmitriyev reported at a press conference today. Dmitriyev ranked Greece among the main importers of Russian weapons. According to him, over the past few years the volume of Russian military supplies had exceeded $1bn.
The official noted that Russia also collaborated with countries of the Middle East in the military and technical sphere. Additionally, the list of Russia's major military partners includes China, France, Italy and several African states.
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