Moscow hopes that Islamabad will be consistent in implementing measures announced by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf for terminating the activity of extremist organizations operating from Pakistan-controlled territory. It is only then that conditions for an improvement in South Asia will appear, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Losyukov as he held consultations with his Pakistani counterpart Aziz Khan in the Russian foreign office Tuesday. For his part, Aziz Khan voiced Pakistan's desire to develop good-neighbourly relations with India, praised Russia's efforts to help normalise the situation in South Asia and encouraged further Russian-Pakistani cooperation in regional and international affairs. The consultations also dealt with bilateral matters and Afghanistan.
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