The Russian Cabinet has given the green light to the Emergencies Ministry's proposal, authorized by Russian federal government agencies and the Belarussian government, to draw up an allied program of joint actions for Chernobyl disaster recovery in 2002-2005. The Cabinet Information Department Wednesday told RIA Novosti that the Cabinet order directs the Emergencies Ministry to lodge the proposal to draw up the draft program with the Council of Ministers of the Union State of Russia and Belarus. The Union Council of Ministers will be recommended to designate the Russian Emergencies Ministry as the government agency commissioning the program on behalf of the Russian Federation.
NATO has no plans to deploy troops on the Ukrainian territory, Jens Stoltenberg said. French President Emmanuel Macron earlier did not rule out a possibility to send Western military forces there