President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Orenburg (a regional centre in the southern Urals) for a session of the presidium of the State Council, which is a consultative body affiliated to the president. The session will consider the problems of the agro-industrial complex. Moreover, the head of state is expected to visit two agricultural enterprises in the region.
According to a source in the Russian Defence Ministry, Russia started deploying elite commando units in eastern Libya. Russian GRU officers, mercenaries and advisors have arrived in Libya