It is believed in the United States that the possibility to cooperate in scientific research and developments and in joint exercises in the sphere of missile defence may be reflected in one of the documents of the Russian-American summit which will be signed by Presidents George Bush and Vladimir Putin. A RIA Novosti correspondent quotes a high-ranking spokesman for the Bush administration telling reporters about it. According to him, the two countries are discussing this possibility. The White House spokesman also said that the possibility of using future "new systems" jointly with other countries was also being discussed.
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