The situation in Afghanistan, the issues of strategic stability and the problems of Middle-East settlement were discussed at the meeting of foreign ministers of Russia and Germany Igor Ivanov and Joschka Fischer in New York. Igor Ivanov is taking part in the general political discussion at the 56th session of the UN General Assembly now being held in New York. The Russian delegation says that Igor Ivanov has a very tight schedule of contacts. Thus, on Saturday he already met with the heads of foreign policy agencies of Canada, France and Iraq. Just now he is meeting with Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Great Britain. According to the source, apart from traditional issues of bilateral relations in the focus of these meetings was struggle against terrorism.
Maria Zakharova, an official representative for the Russian Foreign Ministry, commented on the attack that the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) conducted on the Russian city of Belgorod