President Eduard Shevardnadze of Georgia hopes to meet Vladimir Putin Friday on the completion of the CIS summit. This was disclosed by Georgian foreign minister Irakly Menagarishvili. He repeated once again that Russian aircraft had delivered air strikes on the Pankisi Gorge. Meanwhile, the Russian side denies this accusation. According to Menagarishvili, the Russian-Georgian relations "became of a character that satisfies neither Moscow nor Tbilisi, which does not correspond to interests of none of our countries." He expressed a hope that the situation in bilateral relations will be settled. "Our presidents have something to speak of," he said.
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