The 19th session of the Russian and Belarussian Parliamentary Assembly (PA) due to be held in St Petersburg on the 21-22 November, has been postponed. This was disclosed in an official statement by a press service representative of the Russian-Belarussian Union to RIA Novosti on Wednesday. The reason for the postponement of the meeting was the failure by the Council of Union Ministers to produce a report on the budget execution in the first six months of the current year and on the 2002 budget.
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