Yanukovych: Reasonable solution of Ukrainian-Russian energy cooperation issue to be found
Issues demanding immediate solution...
Issues demanding immediate solution have been accumulated in Ukrainian-Russian relations with energy issue being the foremost, according to the Press office of President Viktor Yanukovych. President Viktor Yanukovych stated that in the course of meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the Residence of Russian President in Zavidovo, Tver region. Meanwhile Viktor Yanukovych stressed that reasonable solution of this issue will be found.
“I do not deny that there is certain anxiety in the energy issue but I believe that keeping in mind everything we have managed to do for the last 1 and a half year – stabilization of economic cooperation and so on – we will come up to right and reasonable solution of the issues,” President Viktor Yanukovych said.
President Viktor Yanukovych also noted that holding of Ukrainian-Russian interstate commission headed by the Presidents should not be delayed. He believes that the meeting should be held before the second Ukrainian-Russian forum at the highest level in Donetsk. “It is preferable to decide everything before the regional economic forum which we will hold in Donetsk this autumn,” President of Ukraine said.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev noted that Heads of both State had assembled to discuss the most complicated issues of bilateral cooperation.
“Definitely, there is a sense to discuss the most complicated issues including energy cooperation. It is a suitable atmosphere here to discuss such issues,’ Dmitry Medvedev said.
Later Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin joined the negotiations.