Ukraine is likely to receive $100m in the second tranche of the World Bank's credit to support the economic programme of the Ukrainian government, Luca Barbone, the World Bank director for Ukraine, told reporters Friday. He is now in Kiev on a routine visit with a World Bank mission. Kiev received the first tranche to the tune of $150m earlier this year. The question of Ukraine getting another $250 in mid-2002 is to be considered this February, said Luca Barbone. The World Bank is cooperating with Ukraine in 26 projects totalling $2.2 billion.
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