The present-day priority for the CIS member states is to preserve mutual understanding they have been seeking for the past years. The European Union can only dream of such trustful relations which have been built up within the Commonwealth. President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan said as much upon his arrival in Moscow for the jubilee summit of the Commonwealth due on November 30. Nazarbayev also stressed that now that they have strengthened their independence, the CIS states are interested in further integration within the Commonwealth. Kazakhstan, he stressed, advocates further integration within the CIS, which played a crucial role in the post-Soviet development of the independent states.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea