Valery Kokov, President of Kabardino-Balkaria (a North Caucasian Republic of Russia), vice-chairman of the Federation Council, censures double standards in the Georgian leadership's policy. "You cannot, on the one hand, censure international terrorism, and, on the other, manipulate and use the terrorists to promote dubious aims," he said in a RIA Novosti interview. Kokov stressed that he considers the current behavior of the Georgian leadership "to be at least inexplicable, but deep down to be pernicious for the Georgian people themselves." Instead of developing and strengthening historical ties for the good of the Georgian people and using all the possibilities that Russia possesses, the Georgian leadership "pursues a policy of self-isolation, at the same time claiming a special status for itself," said Kokov.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Kremlin is very concerned about the events related to the crash of the Il-20 Russian military aircraft in Syria
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986