Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bilateral Relations: Russia,Ukraine - disputes wont hamper economic and trade ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko have vowed to solve problems in bilateral relations and improve economic and trade ties.

"When we started discussing these problems, it turned out that all problems were solvable and we have no deep contradictions virtually over any of them," Putin told Timoshenko in his presidential residence near Moscow.

Putin said bilateral trade was growing despite numerous disputes between the two countries. In response Timoshenko, said the two states will set goals for bilateral trade.

"Today's talks showed that the action plan mapped out by the presidents of Russia and Ukraine will be effectively translated into life and we will see the first results in April," she said.