Talks between Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov and Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday went on for half an hour longer than the allotted time. According to Rosbalt's correspondent, the two leaders discussed the prospects for cooperation between Moscow and Sofia. Parvanov believes that Russia and Bulgaria require 'a completely new push' in the development of 'brotherly relations.' In turn, Putin said that currently 'there are no serious problems' on the path to 'normal cooperation' between the two states. Talks between Russian and Bulgarian representatives then continued with a wider number of participants.
Turkey and Russia may conclude a deal on Crimea provided that Moscow recognises the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) as an independent state