No Russian nationals were killed or injured in today's string of bomb blasts in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Alexander Yakovenko, official spokesman for Russia's Foreign Ministry, reported at a RIA press conference.
According to Yakovenko, the Russian government considers the growing number of terrorist attacks in Iraq to be a highly disturbing trend. As officials in Moscow believe, Monday's blast outside the Red Cross headquarters in Baghdad attests to the fact that the Coalition forces have so far failed to bring stability to the post-Saddam Iraq.
The new spiral of violence in the country yet again points to the necessity of rapidly forming an international peacekeeping force under UN leadership. This force should be tasked with restoring security in Iraq and rebuilding its economic infrastructure and political institutions, the Russian Foreign Ministry press officer pointed out.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said