President Fernando Henrique Cardoso praised his host on his initiatives in disarmament and the fight against terrorism. President Cardoso gave his full support for a world alliance against terrorism, declaring that there is a convergence in points of view, especially regarding the latest events. These made it clear that there is a need for a great world alliance against terrorism.
President Cardoso also thanked the efforts of Vladimir Putin towards making Brazil a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. President Vladimir Putin had handed his Brazilian counterpart a translation from Portuguese into Russian of his work, Dependency and Development in Latin America , declaring that Russia has a great interest in strengthening political, economic and cultural ties with these countries. After presenting a wreath of flowers at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Red Square, Fernando Henrique Cardoso declared that Our relationship is better and better. Today, the distance between us is nil. Marcia MIRANDA PRAVDA.Ru BRAZIL
AP photo: Visiting Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin speak during a meeting in Moscow, Monday, Jan. 14, 2002
A Russian fighter with call sign Rassvet (Sunrise) destroyed an Abrams tank in the area of Avdiivka, the 15th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade said