Ukraine will strengthen cooperation with Russia on space science research projects, Mikola Mitrahof, head of Ukraine`s National Space Agency information center, said Thursday, according to Xinhua.

The two countries reached agreements on boosting space science cooperation on the sidelines of Ukraine`s and Russia`s economic cooperation committee meeting Wednesday and Thursday in the Crimean Republic, south of Ukraine, Mitrahof said.

During the meeting, the two countries discussed the feasibility of using Ukrainian technology in a Russian research project to explore the Moon and Mars.

The two sides will also jointly build the ground infrastructure for a global satellite navigation system covering Ukraine, Russia and parts of Europe for the 2012 Ukraine European Football Championship and the 2014 Russia Winter Olympic Games, Mitrahof added.

Ukraine and Russia also decided to resume regular meetings between the two countries` aeronautics and space departments and academies of science.