In its current stage of development the Russian army is not ready for effective cooperation with European military structures. This opinion was voiced at the 'Russia and Europe - Brothers in Arms?' press conference by Dr. Vladimir Dvorkin, the director of the Centre for Strategic Nuclear Arms Issues.
Cooperation is impossible between rapid reaction forces. However, he added that technological cooperation, specifically regarding missile and air defence, is possible. 'We need a joint command structure for these forces in order to increase the effectiveness of cooperation,' stressed Dvorkin.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part