Diplomatic sources in the Russian capital told RIA Novosti on Thursday that British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw was to visit Russia from October 31st to November 1st. The British secretary of state will meet his Russian counterpart Igor Ivanov for talks. The latter personally invited Mr. Straw to visit Russia when they met for the first time at the Rome meeting of G8 foreign ministers in June.
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