Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov commented on the state defense order at the opening of a government meeting today. He announced that the defense order was being formed according to decisions of the Russian President made after talks on the program of upgrading Russia's armed forces in the next ten years. Kasyanov stressed that while elaborating on the state defense order it is important to correspond it to the general strategy for the armed forces. In addition, the Prime Minister urged to coordinate the work of the defense industry and the financing of some projects.
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