Over the past 24 hours militants in Chechnya six times opened fire with automatic arms and grenade-launchers at the positions of the federal forces. According to the data from the staff of the Russian Joint Grouping of Forces in the Northern Caucasus, there are no casualties among policemen and servicemen of the federal forces. At the town of Argun, in particular, at midnight unknown persons opened fire at a police roadblock and a check-point. At Chiri-Yurt settlement in the Shali district members of an illegal armed formation fired with grenade-launchers at the building of the local police precinct.
Forest fires in Siberia have been raging for three months already. They have become a disaster not only of Russian, but of global scale. The fires have already scorched 12 million hectares of land