Germany, Italy and Great Britain intend to officially address the European Commission with a request to promote Russia's early accession to the World Trade Organisation /WTO/. Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin said as much Tuesday at a 6th session of the Russo-Italian council on economic, industrial and currency-financial cooperation. Kudrin also said that specific plans and timeframe would soon be fixed. According to a RIA Novosti source in the council, Russia will be offered an opportunity to set the desirable timeframe of its accession to the WTO, which would determine the deadline for these plans.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea