The amount of Russia's state debt has reached 41% of the GDP, First Deputy Finance Minister Alexey Ulyukayev said at a round-table meeting, devoted to support for Russian exports and foreign investments in Russia. He pointed out that in the future, the Russian government would pursue a policy of gradual replacement of foreign debts with domestic debts. Thus, the amount of domestic debt liabilities in circulation has reached RUR260bn ($8.18bn). "We plan to increase it to RUR350bn ($11bn) in 2003," Ulyukayev remarked. As it was reported earlier, Russia's government debts reached 120% of the GDP in 1999. The maximum level of government debts acceptable for EU countries is 60% of the GDP.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part