Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, who arrived in South Africayesterday, will deliver a speech at the World Summit on SustainableDevelopment in Johannesburg today. He is expected to call for eliminatingthe divide between rich and poor countries and intensifying measures forprotecting the environment throughout the world. In addition, the RussianPrime Minister will meet with South African leaders and may hold a numberof bilateral meetings.The leaders and prime ministers of more than 100 states and about 40,000official representatives are taking part in the summit, which started onAugust 26. Its main topic is how to ease poverty in emerging countries andprotect the environment..
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
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov