Former Ambassador of the RF to Ukraine, special representative of President of Russia on economic cooperation with CIS countries Victor Chernomyrdin arrived in Ukraine.

In the interview to RIA NovostiV. Chernomyrdin said that his visit is not connected with arrival of new Ambassador of Russia Mikhail Zurabov in Ukraine on January 25.

“My visit was planned earlier, I wanted to visit the Ukrainian capital in a break between the first and second rounds of the presidential election. Arrival of M. Zurabov did not influence my plans”, said the interlocutor of the agency.

V. Chernomyrdin also said that he would like to meet with Yulia Tymoshenko and Victor Yanukovych.