The president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has arrived in Moscow to take part in a jubilee meeting of the leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Speaking to reporters he reaffirmed that Uzbekistan "will certainly cooperate with the antiterrorist alliance" in its antiterrorist operation in Afghanistan. Karimov said Uzbekistan has already offered to the United States the use one of its airports, which will be used only for search-and-rescue and humanitarian operations. Karimov said "Uzbekistan is against bomb strikes and other land operations to be carried out from its territory".
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