Foreign ministry spokeswoman's comment hints at rapprochement.
While Russia has one of the highest numbers of doctors and hospitals in the world per capita, the hospital mortality rate remains one of the highest. People regularly die due to the negligence of sanitary facilities often obsolete or in desperate need of suitable equipment
Thirty-one people are still in mine, 79 evacuated.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an updated National Security Paper describing Nato's expansion as a threat to the country. Two days earlier, Russian President's special envoy to afghanistan stated that his country was ready to cooperate with Taliban.