'US President George Bush's address to Congress yesterday showed that the US intends to rely solely on its own strength in its fight against terrorism,' Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Konstantin Kosachov announced today. As a Rosbalt correspondent reports, Mr Kosachov also stressed that 'the US obviously has real military and financial potential for carrying out anti-terrorist operations although the White House is losing sight of the fact that the problem of international terrorism is too complicated and widespread for them to resolve it on their own.' Mr Kosachov expressed his disappointment that the president's speech did not contain 'a single word about Russia and Russian-American relations. In my opinion that was the worst thing about Mr Bush's speech,' he concluded.
Up to 16,000 military men of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been entrapped near the towns of Severodonetsk and Lysichansk