A conference of CIS emergencies ministers will be held in the latter half of October in Moscow. The conference will discuss coordination of cooperation in rendering humanitarian aid in connection with the aggravation of the situation in Afghanistan, a spokesman at the Moscow division of the CIS executive committee said on Monday. According to the operative data of Russian secret services, about 120,000 refuges have accumulated in Afghanistan's northern provinces. There are about 12,000 refugees on the islands of the Pandj river on the Tajik-Afghan border. Russia has already sent as humanitarian aid to refugees in Afghanistan's northern provinces over 65 tons of food, about 200 tents and over 2,000 sets of warm clothes. The Russian government has allocated about $4 million for the purchase and delivery of humanitarian cargoes to Afghanistan.
Officials with the Indian Air Force believe that Russia's fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet does not correspond to required characteristics and is inferior to the American F-35 and F-22
A nuclear-powered submarine of the British Navy surfaced in the ice of the Arctic for the first time in many years