Vice-Premier and Minister of Finance of Russia Alexei Kudrin has arrived in the USA. He will take part in a meeting of the Finance Ministers and the heads of the Central Banks of the G-8 countries due in Washington on October 6, the press secretary to the Russian Embassy to Washington said. The meeting will be dominated by an exchange of information on the problem of countering the financing of international terrorism and by the working out of proposals on joint actions in this direction. Kudrin plans to participate on Friday in a meeting of the Russian-US Business Council, as well as to hold meetings with US Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans and Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill.
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