The global situation has not stabilized over the past year. On the contrary, many existing threats and challenges have only become more acute requiring extra efforts from security services. Vladimir Putin stated this today at the FSB staff meeting.
Relations between Moscow and Washington were discussed during the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bonn. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the new US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, met for the first time.
According to Sergei Shoigu, Moscow is demanding that the Pentagon explain a statement by the US Secretary of Defense. The day before, James Mattis discussed Washington's intention to conduct a dialogue with Russia from a "position of strength".
The Ukrainian government introduced a state of emergency because of the crisis in the energy sector, caused by the Ukrainian radicals that block the delivery of coal to Ukraine from Donbass by railroad.