Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yanukovych, Medvedev meet outside Kyiv

KYIV, April 27, 2011 (UKRINFORM). President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who arrived in Kyiv to participate in commemorative events marking the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster, met at the Zalissia state house outside Kyiv. Viktor Yanukovych noted that the meeting was a good opportunity to discuss topical issues of bilateral relations between Ukraine and Russia, in particular, issues of the 5th Ukrainian-Russian intergovernmental commission meeting in June. "We still have a lot of questions that we have to solve together with you," the president of Ukraine said. As UKRINFORM learned from the press service of the President, Viktor Yanukovych thanked his Russian counterpart for the active participation of the Russian delegation in the events timed to the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl tragedy. The Russian President, in turn, assured that Russia would continue to cooperate with Ukraine in overcoming the consequences of the Chornobyl accident, in particular on the issue of construction of a new shelter facility. Dmitry Medvedev also noted the need to discuss current issues and new projects that emerged in connection with the positive developments in relations between the two countries. "One thing is absolutely certain: our relationship has got out of crisis, both interpersonal and economic," the Russian President said.