Japan will help finance the economic recovery of Afghanistan when the anti-terrorist operation and political settlement in the country are over, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi told Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday. Simultaneously, according to Russian diplomat Alexander Losyukov, the premier pointed out that the Japanese government fully understands Moscow's stance on the problem of fighting international terrorism. According to Losyukov, the fact that Putin and Chinese leader Jiang Zemin jointly called for immediate termination of the military operation in Afghanistan and the beginning of political settlement "does not mean Russia has changed its stance" on the problem of fighting international terrorism. "The announcement made by Putin and Zemin fully corresponds with Moscow stance," stressed the diplomat.
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