According to Russian Foreign Ministry's official spokesman Alexander Yakovenko, the volume of Russian-Chilean trade totalled 50.4 million dollars in 2001. In the first six months of 2002 trade totalled 35.9 million dollars.
Russia and Chile have great resources for cooperation in the sphere of aerospace, mining industry, oil production and processing, transport and fishery, the diplomat said.
A large group of Chilean businessmen will arrive in Moscow with Ricardo Lagos. This fact shows Chilean businessmen's growing interest in Russia, Yakovenko stressed.
Volodymyr Saldo, Acting Governor of the Kherson region, said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were suffering heavy losses while trying to cut across the Dnieper Rvier