Russia is considerably contributing to solving African problems, and shares 40 percent of all the written off African debts, Russian President Vladimir Putin said to newsmen upon the end of the G-8 summit in Kananaskis. He remarked the importance of African problems' discussion at the G-8 summit.
As to the results of his bilateral meeting with US President George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin noted that the meeting had been businesslike and informative, and that the sides had exchanged opinions on the Mideastern situation and Indo-Pakistani standoff.
Besides, the Russian head of state raised the issue of the Financial Action Task Force's /FATF/ refusal to exclude Russia from its black list, despite the fact that Russia had met all its 26 strictest demands.
The face of USA's First Lady Melania Trump after her handshake with Russian President Putin has received a lot of attention in social media
Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said