'Russia is a reliable partner for those countries that strive to create a genuinely democratic system of international relations and recognize their responsibility for our common future,' stressed the Russian President. He added that 'the era of globalisation brings with it new challenges and threats, which force us to look in a new way at the problems facing mankind'. For this reason, according to Putin, 'a new philosophy of cooperation', which has a solid legal base and which recognizes the interests and equality of all parties, is essential.
The President also underlined the fact that Russia supports a speedy resolution of the situation concerning Iraq by political and diplomatic means based on existing UN Security Council resolutions and in strict accordance with international law.
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