Russo-American relations including those in the sphere of security, and bilateral contacts on various levels "have considerably expanded," Sergei Ivanov, the Russian Defence Minister, stated on Saturday opening the talks with his American counterpart Donald Rumsfeld. According to the Russian Minister, "Russo-American cooperation in sphere of combating terrorism and non-proliferation of mass-destruction weapons has recently been intensified." The Minister believes that this could be "a solid basis" for the forthcoming negotiations between the Russian and American Presidents, which are to take place in Washington on November 12-15.
If one assumes that the two people who gave the interview indeed work for Russian special services, then they acted very unprofessionally and risky
The Kremlin is very concerned about the events related to the crash of the Il-20 Russian military aircraft in Syria
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986