Russia's Voronezh Region (a region to the southeast of Moscow) is facing a hemorrhagic fever epidemic. As many as seventy people, including seven children under 14, have been hospitalized here with symptoms of hemorrhagic fever, report regional health officials. Forty-two of the patients have already had their preliminary diagnosis confirmed. However, the epidemic focus has been almost contained by now, says Mikhail Chubirko, Chief Doctor of the Voronezh Region.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the termination of diplomatic relations with NATO at a time when US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ended a meeting in Georgia with his counterpart