Ukrainian Foreign Ministry disappointed Russia

11:29, 27 August 2008
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Official comments of the RF Foreign Ministry

The Russian side is disappointed with the refusal of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s delegation, headed by acting top deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Yuri Kostenko, to arrive in the Russian Federation on August 27 for holding political consultations. This is said in the comments of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Information and Press posted at the web site of the RF Foreign Ministry.

The comments also read that the Russian side regrets that “once against the official Kyiv preferred exchanging opinions via mass media to an open bilateral dialog on pressing issues of the Russian-Ukrainian relations”.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on Tuesday, a delegation of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, headed by acting top deputy FM of Ukraine Yuri Kostenko, canceled its visit to the Russian Federation over the recent decision of Moscow to recognize the independence of the Georgian rebel states of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The delegation was due to visit the Russian Federation for political consultations on invitation of the Russian side on August 27.

UNIAN was informed about this at the press-service of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine.

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