Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Petro Poroshenko: Demarcation of border with Russia to start in 2010

December 31 2009 Ukrainian Foreign Minister Petro Poroshenko said in his final press conference in 2009 that the demarcation of the land and sea border with Russia may start in 2010, UNIAN reports. In particular, Ukrainian proposals on border demarcation will be positively accepted by the Russians, and the commission may get down to demarcate the Kerch Strait, once a knotty issue, allowing Russia unimpeded access to the waterway. Ukraine FM officials confirmed. In a related move, the Belarus parliament will soon ratify an agreement with Ukraine on border demarcation, Poroshenko reminded.