Russia' government intends to consider upgrading the economic and social spheres at a nearest meeting. This statement was made on Friday by Premier Mikhail Kasyanov, when he opened the extended meeting of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. Besides, according to Kasyanov, it has been envisaged to consider a medium term plan of the government's actions for 2001 - 2004. As the Premier underlined, this plan should be based on a detailed analysis of the economic changes, which occur every six months.
Former US intelligence officer Scott Ritter believes that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky should flee Ukraine.