&to=http:// english.pravda.ru/cis/2002/03/19/27060.html ' target=_blank>Crude oil futures rose Monday, after drifting down earlier in the day. Prices for distillates like heating oil were lower, however.
Light, sweet crude for July delivery rose 55 cents to $49.20 a barrel in midday trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Crude prices are still down about $9 since hitting an all-time high of $58.28 a barrel April 4. Unleaded gasoline fell 1.3 cents to $1.4060 a gallon, while heating oil gained 0.57 cents to $1.3730 a gallon. On London's International Petroleum Exchange, July Brent slipped 7 cents to $47.96 a barrel, informs the Business Week.
Putin said that NATO increased its military personnel by 10,000 people in the areas where NATO troops should not even be in accordance with key documents
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969