Deputy Vice-President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Noreen Doyle announced on Monday that slowing global growth rates would not affect EBRD investment in Russian-based projects. According to her, the EBRD is planning to invest about a billion euros in Russian projects in 2002. Doyle said that this money would be used for projects in many branches of the economy, in particular, the raw materials field, the production sphere and financial institutions sector.
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