Andrei Vdovin, the Russian Foreign Minister's Special Envoy, heads for the Middle East on Wednesday on the instructions of Igor Ivanov. Further efforts on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict settlement and the resumption of talks is the aim of the trip. "These steps are taken in close coordination with the US co-sponsor of the peace-making process and other international intermediaries, first of all, with the UN and the European Union," the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed.
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.