Russian President Vladimir Putin has directed Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov to look into a possibility of setting up an agency, with the President, that would regulate military-industrial complex activities, Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov said after attending a joint board meeting of the State Council and the Security Council. He added that a number of governors had advocated the measure. He went on to pronounce himself "categorically opposed" to the creation of such an agency.
Marianna Budanov, the wife of the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov, was poisoned. it was said that the woman was diagnosed with heavy metal poisoning