Germany and Cyprus were the main investors in the Russian economy in thefirst half of 2002. They invested $1.627bn and $1.116bn respectively, theRussian State Statistics Committee reported. These two countries werefollowed by Great Britain with $906m, the Netherlands ($682m), Luxemburg($645m), the USA ($554m), France ($492m, Switzerland ($355m) and Italy($193m). The above-mentioned countries invested some $6.57bn in the firstsix months of 2002 out of $8.368bn of the total amount of foreigninvestments..
Incidents of confrontation between Ukrainian and Polish units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have become more frequent during the recent weeks