German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder believes that the visit of Vladimir Putin to the United States, which is to take place in November, will be historical. Following the talks with the Russian President in Moscow, Schroeder stated on Friday that this visit will be historically significant, including in terms of disarmament. According to the Russian leader, his German counterpart and he also discussed the issues concerning the ABM treaty of 1972, which no longer meets the United States' interests.
Europe has recognised the need for negotiations with Russia to discuss the security system on the continent. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is going to Macedonia for meetings with colleagues within the OSCE