Another mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is arriving in Russia today. Its goal is to estimate Russia's macroeconomic state. Members of the delegation will hold talks with senior officials of the Russian Economy and Finance Ministries. At the negotiations, they will discuss the results of the social and economic development of the country in 2002 and the outlooks for the development of the Russian economy in 2003. The mission will complete its visit in February 12.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba believes that "Crimea has already become a" suitcase without a handle” for Russia