As the Irkutsk region was presented at the European business club in Moscow, Derek Cochrane, the gas-main project chief from British Petroleum, said Kovykta gas would run along a gas-main to China and South Korea in 2008-2010. Deliveries will amount to 20-30 million cubic metres a year while the project's rated cost is $15-20 billion. The gas-main's first international feasibility plan is likely to be accomplished by the end of the first quarter of 2002. Main participants in the Kovykta project are Interros, the Tyumen oil company and British Petroleum. The success of the project will depend on production-sharing agreements with foreign partners and coordinated efforts of the governments of Russia, China, South Korea and, possibly, Mongolia, said Derek Cochrane.
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