The Russian Foreign Ministry is urging all Russian journalists to leave Iraq for safety reasons, ministry spokesman Aleksandr Yakovenko announced at a news conference here Thursday. He said the Emergencies Ministry was facilitating the evacuation of all Russian nationals from Iraq. Neither Iraqi police nor occupation forces are able to assure the safety of Russians in Iraq, Yakovenko said. He said there currently remain in Iraq some staff of the Russian embassy, several Interenergoservis employees and 10 journalists. 'Unfortunately, we cannot compel people to leave Iraq. They will make their own decisions,' Yakovenko said.
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
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