Russia has paid off 32.508m British pounds (38.938 SDR) to the International Monetary Fund on February 11, the Russian Finance Ministry told RBC. The payment has been made in a strict accordance with the schedule. This has been the second payment of the three that are to be made this month.
On the whole, Russia is to pay off about $2bn (1.559bn SDR) to the fund. The total volume of payments on foreign debts to be made this year is some $17.3bn. Russia paid off about $1.5bn to the IMF last year.
In June, the Baltic States will hold BALTOPS and Saber Strike 2018 drills. A US Armored Brigade will be deployed in Europe for the purpose - no less than 4,000 soldiers
The import of liquefied natural gas from the United States will not grow, even if Germany exits the Nord Stream-2 project, German Minister of Economy and Energy Peter Altmeier said