Turnover of mutual trade between Poland and Russia totaled an estimated $5,618 million in 2001, up $137 million on the previous year, according to the statistics issued by the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry Monday ahead of President Vladimir Putin's visit to Poland this week. Russian exports to Poland grew by $42 million last year, totaling $4,660 million. Russia's main exports to the country are various fuels, which make up more than 80 percent of total exports. Machinery and other equipment makes up 3 percent of the Russian exports to Poland, with chemical and petrochemical products making up 4 percent, and metallurgical products, 5 percent. Russia's imports from Poland are primarily food and agricultural produce, which account for 43 percent of the total imports. Machinery makes up 12 percent of the imports, chemical products, 17 percent, and consumer products, 5 percent. The Ministry noted briskly developing economic ties at the interregional level.
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