Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the country's top are striving to provide for a favourable business environment. As addressing a Kremlin meeting with businessmen, members of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the president touched on the problem of integration into the world economy. "The Russian leadership spare no effort to provide a favourable environment for the Russian economy, for you," assured the head of state. The current developments in the world markets cannot be ignored, the president said adding that he would not like to dwell on the problem of oil prices at the moment. "Government meets what happens in the global business community with an adequate reaction," said President Putin.
Western countries actively support Ukraine in words, but they are able to provide less and less real help. This opinion was expressed by the former head of the military intelligence of the Czech Republic, Major General Andor Sandor, in an interview with the Parliamentní listy.