In a telephone conversation Monday with his U.S. counterpart, George W. Bush, President Vladimir Putin of Russia underscored the necessity of averting the humanitarian disaster that the military action in the Gulf was likely to entail, the Kremlin press service reports.
The two presidents exchanged opinions on the current U.S.-led war against Iraq, with the Russian leader placing particular emphasis on the humanitarian implications of that war. President Putin reiterated Russia's commitment to searching for peaceful ways to settle the Iraqi crisis and once again stressed the need for the Coalition forces to spare civilian lives.
Messrs. Putin and Bush also discussed some aspects of the relations between their two nations.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year