The Tashkent visit of U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld began with his meeting with President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. Rumsfeld arrived here from Dushanbe (Tajikistan) at about midnight, local time. Their conversation at the presidential residence Oksaroi lasted more than an hour. According to informed sources, the discussion of the situation in Afghanistan in the light of the counter-terrorist operation being carried out by the USA in that country dominates the talks of the head of the Pentagon with the leadership of Uzbekistan.
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