The Kremlin is hosting a working meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the presidential authorized representatives in the seven federal districts. They are discussing the results of the authorized representatives' work in 2001 and their tasks for 2002 related to the problems of local self-government. Head of the President's administration Alexander Voloshin is participating in the meeting.
By summer, the Russian army may break through Ukrainian defences, reach Odessa and liberate Transnistria. The West will only “condemn” Russia's actions and continue supporting Chisinau in words