On Tuesday the Russian Finance Ministry made a regular scheduled payment (27,666,000 dollars) to settle Russia's debt to the International Monetary Fund.
In all, Russia will transfer approximately 2.1 billion dollars to the IMF this year.
As of January 1, 2003, Russia's total debt to the bank stood at 6.4 billion dollars. Last January-May 840 million dollars were paid.
This year's foreign debt payments of Russia total 17.3 billion dollars.
The Ukrainian army is threatened with a new catastrophe and a repetition of the Azovstal situation. If in the nearest future the personnel of the military formations of the Kyiv regime do not leave Severodonetsk, then the group will be destroyed or captured. This opinion was expressed by correspondent Yevgeny Poddubny.