A tender on selling federal loan bonds with a regular coupon yield of the 26197 issue totaling 8bn rubles ($251.4m) will take place on December 26, 2002, the press service of the Central Bank reported. The amount of the 26197 issue is 21.059bn rubles (about $662m); a bond's par value is 1,000 rubles ($31.42); the coupon yield is 6 percent annually; the maturity date is October 5, 2012.
Ukraine has begun to use new tactics in the conduct of hostilities in the Donbass, which creates problems for the Russian army during the offensive. This was told by military historian Yuri Knutov. The expert called the tactic "very interesting."