Russia's Foreign minister Igor Ivanov delivered a personal message of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Vojislav Kostunica. In the message Putin congratulated the leader of Serbian opposition on his victory, the CNN chief-correspondent broadcast. US Secretary of state Madeleine Albright reacted to this message immediately and commented it. She said that it was great and very important news. She added that everyone had been waiting for Russia to do it, CNN announces.
HMS Defender of the British Navy entered the territorial waters of Russia on June 23. Russian border guards opened warning fire on the British destroyer. UK said it did not happen