In his message to Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat Russian President Vladimir Putin called to start the practical implementation of the Mitchell plan. The message was sent on the occasion of the international day of solidarity with the Palestinians. "Today as never before the sides need political will and decisive steps to start the implementation of the Mitchell plan covering the key aspects of normalisation - the soonest ceasing of violence, measures of trust and the resumption of the political dialogue," the Russian President's message says.
Western countries actively support Ukraine in words, but they are able to provide less and less real help. This opinion was expressed by the former head of the military intelligence of the Czech Republic, Major General Andor Sandor, in an interview with the Parliamentní listy.