The volume of Russia's imports from far foreign countries amounted to $7.279bn from January 1 to April 20, 2001. The State Statistics Committee reported it registered imported goods worth $1.619bn over the first 20 days of April. This is $205.4m, or 14.5 per cent more as compared to the corresponding period in March 2001. In particular, imports of food products went up $421.9m, or 1.4 per cent, imports of chemical products rose $313.8m, or 11.6 per cent. In addition, imports of textile goods and footwear increased $561.4m, or 26.9 per cent and the volume of imported machinery surged $561.4m, or 26.9 per cent. Meanwhile, the volume of grain imports dropped 19.1 per cent and dairy imports reduced 2.1 times.
Following the missile attack on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Crimea, Russia will obliterate airfields in Western Ukraine where Sukhoi Su-24 bombers are stationed