Russian Premier Mikhail Kasyanov says that there are no grounds for assuming an upcoming resignation of the Russian government now. He met with journalists after a conversation with President Vladimir Putin and expressed his doubts about "the latest interpretation of Putin's criticism against the Cabinet of Ministers by various mass media sources being right." It is worth mentioning that the criticism concerned the problem of replacing privileges to servicemen with money compensations. This problem needs to be thoroughly examined by all ministries and departments and will be resolved not by January 1, 2001 but by April 1, 2001, Kasyanov noted, RBC announces. Putin's criticism is not the criticism of wrong activities, he explained. The thing is that we should use current positive tendencies in the economy of our country as much as possible. The current economic growth is not stable enough now and requires changes within the real sector of the economy.
Russia suspected the USA's involvement in the Nord Stream blasts immediately after the incident. As for the Norwegians, their participation in the incident seems very surprising