Russia and Venezuela are getting ready to sign an agreement on bilateral cooperation in the fuel and energy sphere, Russian Energy Minister Igor Yusufov told journalists on Monday. The agreement envisages the introduction of Russian oil companies to the Venezuelan market, he said. According to the minister, Russia is eager to have its independent gas companies, including Gazprom, cooperating with the Venezuelan gas complex.
Putin said that NATO increased its military personnel by 10,000 people in the areas where NATO troops should not even be in accordance with key documents
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969