As many as 9,000 tons of foodstuffs were delivered to Afghanistan with Russia's involvement within the framework of the international humanitarian operation, a representative of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations informed RIA Novosti.
Foodstuffs were delivered from the warehouses of the UN global food programme in the city of Osh, Kirghizia. The last two Russian motor-convoys with 304 tons of wheat have crossed the Tajik-Afghan border Thursday and are heading for Afghanistan's north. Kirghizia and Great Britain were involved in the operation along with Russia and Tajikistan.
The second stage of the international operation is tentatively scheduled for March. Another 7,000 tons of foodstuffs are planned to be delivered to Afghanistan.
"Russia and Turkey - From Cooperation to the Union. Why not? " - new article written by a well-known entrepreneur, politician (formerly a member of the Federation Council from Krasnodar and a PACE member), public figure Farhad Akhmedov - was published this week in several leading Russian media, and it claims to be a sensation which highlights various essential issues.