Main news of September 27


* Ukrainian state prosecutors insist on the seven-year jail term for the country’s ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko

* The deployment of strategic missile defense systems in various parts of the world will alter the international security configuration, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said

* Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday he was still in Libya and was ready to die a martyr’s death



* Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday appointed stands-in for Alexei Kudrin, who was dismissed as finance minister earlier this week over criticism of President Dmitry Medvedev

* Defense and national security expenditures will always be high in Russia, President Dmitry Medvedev said

* The dismissal of Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin foreshadows an era of startling new developments for the country, tycoon and possible presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov said



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