Russia and Cuba will continue working on the draft agreement on paying off the Cuban debt to Russia by deliveries of goods. Such an agreement was reached at a recent Moscow meeting of the co-chairmen of the intergovernmental commission on bilateral trade-economic and scientific-technical cooperation, the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry told RIA Novosti. Cuba is expected to pay off the debt by service provision. The co-chairmen of the commission pointed to the good prospects for the extension of cooperation between Russian and Cuban companies in the fuel and energy sector, machine building, sugar industry and other spheres.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia