For the moment NATO is not involved in any military operations in Afghanistan, the alliance's secretary-general, George Robertson, said Friday as he was replying to questions from journalists following a Kremlin meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to Robertson, NATO is now considering ways of providing all military opportunities for the United Nations along with humanitarian aid for Afghan civilians. He reminded his audience that Russia and adjacent countries did not rule out their possible contribution to humanitarian operations in the region. The US-led counter-terrorist coalition in Afghanistan presently groups only some of the NATO member countries led by the United States, stressed the NATO chief.
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
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