Friday, December 11, 2009

Ukrainian-Russian relations are strategic - President

Ukraine's relations with Russia have strategic value for our country, said President Yushchenko at his press conference in Odessa region.

"There are many reasons for that, beginning with the fact that Russia is one of the major countries of the world having unique potential and features for realization of Ukrainian interests: economic, political and cultural. So for us this relations are strategic", said the President. He emphasized that such principles also apply to the most sensitive issues in Ukrainian-Russian relations.

Victor Yushchenko said that Ukraine is constructive about diplomatic relations with Russia. He said that the Ukrainian side has approved the agrément for the appointment of a new Ambassador of Russia in Ukraine.

"All matters relating to appointment and stay of the Ambassador are resolved. I do not see any state-level problems here", - added Victor Yushchenko.