The military from 16 countries are due to discuss in London on Friday the formation of the International Security Forces in Afghanistan (ISEF), said a British Defence Ministry spokesman on Thursday. According to him, the issues to be discussed at this meeting deal with the strength of each ISEF country's grouping, the timing of their deployment in Afghanistan, and logistics support. An official statement on the decisions made in London may be announced later on Friday or on Saturday, the Defence Ministry spokesman said. Geoffrey Hoon reported earlier that the ISEF will be manned "by several thousand soldiers from various countries." The UN Security Council sanctioned the ISEF mission in Afghanistan and Britain's leading role therein.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said