President of Yugoslavia Vojislav Kostunica awarded the crew of the Russian tanker for rescuing Yugoslavian seamen who were on board the commercial ship Med Trader last December. It sank in the early hours of December 8 near the Greek island Skiros in the Aegean Sea. The ship delivered metal structures from the Romanian port of Constantsa to Italy and got into a storm. The Russian tanker Braders was the first to come close to the sinking ship, and 11 Yugoslavian seamen were saved. Every member of the Russian tanker's crew was awarded with the order "For Distinguished Services for Yugoslavia", and the captain -- with "Love of Mankind Medal".
French President Emmanuel Macron does not exclude sending NATO troops to Ukraine for security in Europe and for Russia's defeat in the conflict. There is currently no consensus on the need to send NATO troops to the country