Director of the Russian Federal Frontier Service Konstantin Totsky set off Thursday morning for Hungary. According to the Frontier Service press-centre, Totsky is to attend a session of the heads of border departments' working group of the International Border Issues Conference to be held in Zalakaros (Hungary). Members of the working group - the heads of border departments of Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, and Estonia are to discuss the agenda of the conference's 10th session to be held in 2002. The press-centre officials said that the working group had been set up at the conference's 9th session held, according to the tradition, in the Hungarian town of Siofok this April. Russia has been a member of this conference for six years running. Apart from Russia, 33 European, North American and Asian countries take part in it as members, and 8 international organizations - as observers. Combating illegal migration is a priority of its activity.
A Russian fighter with call sign Rassvet (Sunrise) destroyed an Abrams tank in the area of Avdiivka, the 15th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade said