Prime Minister of Great Britain Tony Blair suggested that relations between NATO and Russia should be fundamentally altered towards intensifying cooperation. RIA Novosti correspondent reports with reference to BBC that this suggestion appears in a letter dispatched by Tony Blair to leaders of Russia and all NATO members. BBC does not elaborate on when exactly Tony Blair came up with this initiative. To this BBC adds that Tony Blair suggests setting up a new Russia-NATO council where delegates of twenty countries could debate over issues of security on equal terms. This body should replace the Russia-NATO Joint Permanent Council established in 1997. The ideas of British Premier do not include admitting Russia to NATO or its participating in the integrated system of the Alliance Military Command, BBC remarks.
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