Russians' soldiers have no BUSINESS in Iraq. Most of these boys were drafted. Their draft is two years, and that's how long it takes just to train.
Hurdling immature disorganized group of Russian youth into a meat slaughter, with snipers on the roofs, in shrub cover and old fashion drive by is absurd & the work of none other than prank magazine eXile I suspect: that is due to have an issue come out tomorrow.
Under Yeltsin's administration that's imaginable, but Putin does not drink.
NATO membership was not mentioned as one of the concessions so that right there gave it away as a hoax. That's one of the main policies of current administration, and likely concession on the part of United States, because of all the small little countries it gave "VETO" power in the organization already.
D Slavovich Ratz
Sacramento, California, USA
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now