Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Sergey Mironov will pay anofficial visit to Ukraine today. He will visit Kiev on an invitation ofChairman of the Ukrainian parliament (Supreme Rada) Vladimir Litvin onAugust 22-24, a source in the Federation Council's press service reportedto RosBusinessConsulting. Mironov will also take part in Independence Dayfestivities in Ukraine..
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now