The decision of the Russian President to close Russian military facilities in Vietnam and Cuba is a political request of the Russian defence ministry, said defence minister Sergei Ivanov on Monday. According to him, it is obvious that the armed forces and the main intelligence department of the General Staff should be developed. "But we should look into the future and not clinging to the past," Ivanov said. The only request of the ministry is that it should receive the money, spent on the maintenance of these two military facilities, for the development of the armed forces, stressed Sergei Ivanov.
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