President George W. Bush will visit Ukraine at the end of the month, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said on Thursday, according to Reuters.

"I can now officially state that President Bush will make an official visit to Ukraine from March 31 to April 1," Yushchenko told reporters.

The visit will come days before an April 2-4 NATO summit in Bucharest where allies are due to discuss ex-Soviet Ukraine`s request for a framework setting out steps towards ultimate membership of the military alliance. Russia is deeply opposed to Kiev`s membership aspirations.