In reply to the request by Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmonov, the government of Japan has allocated $2 million for rendering urgent humanitarian aid for Afghan refugees staying on islands on the border river of Pyandzh. An official of Tajikistan's Ministry of Trade and Economy told RIA Novosti on Monday that the Japanese government allocated the money to Tajikistan as the latter has shown itself as a good intermediary in providing humanitarian aid to the Afghan people. Tajikistan's Ministry of Trade and Economy will buy tents, blankets, medicines and foodstuffs, and the Tajik Ministry For Emergencies will deliver them to the refugees. The ministry official said this was Japan's first humanitarian action through Tajikistan's mediation.
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