Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that support of the APEC will positively influence the process of Russia's admission to the World Trade Organization.
"We are grateful to our APEC colleagues for supporting Russia's desire to join the WTO in their statement," the Russian leader said in a conversation with journalists following the APEC summit in Bangkok.
Some APEC leaders told him that but for the protocol matters they would be ready to sign bilateral agreements related to Russia's admission to the WTO right in Bangkok, Putin said.
Unfortunately, not all countries in Asia and Europe support Russia on the issue, the President stated with regret. "Yet we hope that the APEC support will have a positive influence on the progress of Russia's admission to the organization," he concluded.
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