Relations with Russia are a top Georgian priority, Zurab Zhvaniya declared Thursday in a speech to the Georgian legislature. The minister, however, especially stressed that Georgia will not change its foreign policy orientation. Russia, in Zhvaniya's view, is interested in Georgia's stability and territorial integrity. No less important, the minister said, is working out normal relations with the Adzhar Autonomous Republic. 'We must take into account all the interests of Adzharia,' he asserted.
Aslan Abashidze, the Adzhar head of state, has declared a state of emergency in the republic. Relations between the center and the autonomy have been halted pending the legitimization of the Georgian government. Abashidze considers the events of last week - the so-called 'velvet revolution of roses' - a coup.
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