Russia and Pakistan stand together on the future of Afghanistan. According to the Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Yakovenko, this issue was discussed during the meeting between Russian and Pakistani Foreign Ministers Igor Ivanov and Abdul Sattar in New York. According to Yakovenko, the parties stressed the necessity to combat all forms of terrorism. Ivanov also said it was crucial that the government of Afghanistan comprise representatives of all ethnic groups, have international support, and be oriented at combating terrorism. Besides, the need to deliver humanitarian aid to Afghanistan (mostly, under the UN aegis) was accentuated.
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