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Yanukovych highly appraises declaration on Ukrainian-Russian strategic partnership

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July 13, 2012, 10:59 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

The Declaration on the Content of Ukrainian-Russian Strategic Partnership, signed in Yalta on Thursday, July 12, is a documents of exceptional importance, which creates an environment for further mutually advantageous cooperation between Ukraine and Russia, said Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
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The Declaration on the Content of Ukrainian-Russian Strategic Partnership, signed in Yalta on Thursday, July 12, is a documents of exceptional importance, which creates an environment for further mutually advantageous cooperation between Ukraine and Russia, said Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

"The Declaration reflects the nature of our relations in all spheres of cooperation without exception, and it emphasizes that these relations are strategic," Yanukovych was quoted as saying on the presidential website.

Russian President Vladimir Putin in turn made a point that the Declaration is a fundamental document Ukraine and Russia had never had before, according to the posting. "It does reflect the priority aspects of our cooperation," Putin said, adding that it deals, among other things, with political and economic cooperation.

Putin also said that the Declaration has laid the groundwork for Ukrainian-Russian interaction in almost all of the most essential spheres.

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Charles Spencer July 13, 2012, 11:46 a.m.    

The documents reads.
1, Russia are your masters.
2. Ukraine's are slaves to Russia.
3,True, it never in writing before...now its official.

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from eu July 13, 2012, 12:58 p.m.    

compliments for the strategic patnership......after sevastopoland the russian fleet,now putin get also tuzla islands......compliments again,there is no president worldwide doing so much things against his country,what is strange is but the ukrainian people stay passive in front of you? the ukrainian people are so happy to lose their sovereignity and their freedom?why tue ukrainian people don't say to janucovich STOP?it's surpraising every day with janucovichyou ukraine lose something to russia and ukrainian people don't do anything?what are you waiting to be inside cis,russian slave and shut up?

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carl July 13, 2012, 4:48 p.m.    

Tuzla islands remain Ukrainian as does Sevastopol and all of Crimea.

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