During his meeting with Kalman Mizsei, aide to the UN Secretary General, Tajik President Emomali Rakhmonov urged the UN to step up its activities in order to achieve a complete political settlement in Afghanistan. The Tajik president said that the UN had enough influence and versatility to unite the international community to respond to terrorism on the basis of the international law." The UN representative stated, in his turn, that "Tajikistan played a crucial role in regional cooperation issues, especially in solving the humanitarian problems in Afghanistan." Mizsei also said that the UN would allocate $16 million to Tajikistan to restore and develop local self-governance.
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