President Ruslan Aushev of Ingushetia, Russian Federation republic in the North Caucasus, will not run for the third presidential term. The incumbent president said that at a congress of the peoples of Ingushetia. The constitution must be observed, said President Aushev adding that the republic needs a new president, new blood. "This, however, does not mean I am leaving the republic, the president said. I will stay with my people". Ruslan Aushev called the nation to take a quiet attitude to this decision of his and not to try to persuade him to change it.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea