"The financial and economic transparency of the Armed Forces must be essentially enhanced," Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday at an annual meeting of the Russian Armed Forces command at the Ministry of Defence. The president said this refers "among others, to the system of military supplies, economic activities, and rational use of resources." "It is necessary to get rid of irrelevant property, which has no relation to the Army's tasks and which absorbs much money," Putin said. He pointed out that "the tasks we have set ourselves for this year have remained unfulfilled." The president emphasised the need to enhance the mobilisation readiness of the Army, especially general-purpose forces.
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