According to Tajik Foreign Minister Talbak Nazarov, it is impossible to introduce Tajik peacekeeping forces to Afghanistan. "Introduction of Tajik peacekeeping forces to Afghanistan under the UN aegis is practically impossible," Nazarov told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. The rule set by the United Nations is that the country participating in a peacekeeping operation undertakes all expenditures involved, which "certain countries cannot afford, and Tajikistan is one of them," said the foreign minister, explaining that the country had barely begun its economic recovery. At the same time, "the Tajik government has backed the anti-terrorist campaign in Afghanistan and allowed the anti-terrorist coalition to use the country's air space and two of its airports for humanitarian and rescue purposes."
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