Two men close to the separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov have been detained in Chechnya, said a spokesman for the regional strategic headquarters for coordinating anti-terrorist operations in the North Caucasus. The so-called "chief of Ichkeria's armed forces operations department" Islam Khasukhanov and his aide Said Abubakarov were detained on Sunday evening in the town of Shali during a special operation. They were caught unawares in a private house and could show no resistance, the spokesman said. A radio station, computers, and office equipment, as well as documents and seals of the "operations department of Ichkeria's armed forces headquarters" were confiscated. Now the detainees are under investigation, said the spokesman.
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