According to non-consolidated financial statement of the Russian Aluminumholding, net and balance profits of the company amounted to RUR3.066bn(about $97.10m) in the first half of 2002. Sales losses reached RUR3.049bn(about $96.57m). As of the middle of 2002, the company's assets amounted toRUR23.128bn (about $732.49m). Short-term liabilities of Russian Aluminumwere RUR629,000 (about $19,921)..
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