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.