Speaker of the State Duma and Leader of United Russia Boris Gryzlov could become the next Russian prime minister. This was announced today by Dmitry Orlov, a political commentator, in an interview with Rosbalt news agency. 'Mr Gryzlov's main quality is his loyalty to the president and he has shown this in his work in other positions,' Mr Orlov said. 'He has just as much chance of becoming the next prime minister as Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin and Deputy Prime Minister Boris Alyoshin.'
The political commentator said there was a lot of hype during the recent Duma elections about Mr Gryzlov being a great national politician. 'This gives us some reason to believe that he could be put forward for the post of prime minister,' he explained.
Russia respects the territorial integrity of Ukraine as per the 1991 Declaration of Independence, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a news conference following the 78th session of the UN General Assembly