The United States, acting at the request of Ukraine, has agreed to pay for the dismantling of 94 X-22 missiles, 4 Tu-142 anti-submarine aircraft and 2 Tu-134 training bombers. The work is to be completed in 2005, Ukraine's Defense Ministry told a Rosbalt reporter.
Ukraine has already dismantled 11 Tu-160 strategic bombers, 27 Tu-95 bombers and 483 X-55 missiles, using USD 15 million granted by the US.
Malaysia needs Russia's assistance in maintaining and repairing Su-30MKM fighter jets
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that US army bases will not appear on the southern Kuril Islands in the even Russia delivers them to Japan
Posters for the play "Adam and Eve. Life after Paradise" with pictures of dancers Arsen Aghamalyan and Oksana Vasilyeva were banned in the city of Tver, Central Russia