Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Iraq with British Prime Minister Tony Blair last night. As the president's press office announced, the British PM phoned Mr Putin to discuss the situation. Mr Blair told the Russian president about the results of the British-American summit in Belfast while Mr Putin, in his turn, told Mr Blair about an upcoming seminar in Saint Petersburg entitled Peace, security and international law: a look into the future, which is scheduled to take place on April 12. The event will be attended by renowned international legal experts and the leaders of France, Germany and Russia will attend the opening ceremony.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced a possible move that Russia can take in response to new US sanctions
The Central Bank of Turkey announced measures to protect the financial market of Turkey against the background of the collapse of the Turkish lira and conflict of interests with the United States of America