Prior to leaving Vladivostok today, Russian President Vladimir Putin willmeet with Konstantin Pulikovsky, his representative in the Far EasternFederal District. They will sum up the results of all meetings held withsenior officials of various state agencies of the district. During his stayin Vladivostok, the President discussed a wide range of issues with theTransport and Energy Ministries, mass media representatives, the leadershipof RAO UES of Russia and regional governors. According to Pulikovsky's spokesman, Putin is expected to get back to thekey social and economic problems experienced by Russia's Far East and givefollow-up instructions to the presidential administrations and thegovernment. .
Russia's Ambassador to Belarus, Mikhail Babich, said that Moscow would treat any military intervention in the affairs of Belarus as an attack on Russia