Russian President Vladimir Putin announced at a joint press conference with the Greek premier today that he believed a meeting he is due to hold with Greek business leaders tonight would not be too official, but would, nevertheless, "lead to specific agreements." After pointing out that the current trade turnover between the two countries clearly did not match its potential (it stands at 1.2-1.3 billion dollars), the president said that "the level of investment activity of Greek companies on the Russia market is even lower - practically nothing." Putin said that two ways of resolving this problem existed: cooperation between Russian and Greek companies in Greece or the direct participation of Greek companies in investment projects in Russia. Putin again declared that Russian companies were "ready to take part in the liberalisation of the Greek economy."
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