The sides agreed to protect forests, replant forestlands, fight against illegal tree felling, and share information on forest management and legislation, voluntary certification, and research work.
The Russian Forestry Agency and the U.S. Forest Service will set up a task force to implement the agreement and outline Russian-U.S. joint forestry projects for 2006-2007.
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If attempts to drag Russia into a direct military conflict in Ukraine are successful, it would be a catastrophe for Russia comparable to the 1979-1989 Afghan war. There is no direct evidence that the US is trying to bring about a second Afghan war, but indirect evidence abounds.