On Saturday, June 15, Jacques Rogge, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said at a press conference in Moscow that the chances of Russia's capital city to host the 2012 Olympic games were good. He continued saying that Moscow had repeatedly proved its capabilities as to hosting large-scale sports events, which made the possibility interesting to the IOC. 'Of course', Mr. Rogge added, 'the struggle for the privilege to host the games will be hard. Still Moscow has much enough to offer'.
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Russia will never initiate military actions, including with the use of nuclear weapons