From August 1 to 12, 2002, the inflation rate amounted to 0.1 percent inRussia, the State Statistics Committee of Russia reported. In the week fromAugust 6 to 12, the CPI did not change. The daily average price growth was0.008 percent in the first 12 days of the month as compared to 0.000percent of the corresponding period of 2001. In July 1-12, 2002, thisfigure amounted to 0.023 percent.In July 2002, the inflation rate was 0.7 percent, in January-July 2002 -9.8 percent. The government's forecast of the inflation rate for 2002 is12-14 percent..
Viktor Yanukovych, former President of Ukraine, who was toppled in 2014 as a result of illegal and violent coup in Ukraine, made his first comment about the current events in Ukraine