The FINANCIAL — Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov has presented the copies of credentials to Foreign Affairs Minister Petro Poroshenko.
The minister said that these copies fully coincide with the protocol and addressed to President Viktor Yuschenko.
Poroshenko also said that this is the first case in the diplomatic history of Ukraine, when there was such a short gap between the arrival of the ambassador and presentation of credentials.
The minister assured the ambassador of readiness of the Ukraine Foreign Affairs Ministry to cooperate to develop and improve Ukrainian-Russian relations.
Poroshenko expressed his hope that the completion of the presidential elections will stimulate the development of the cooperation at the level of presidents of the two countries.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, ambassador of the Russian Federation to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov arrived in Ukraine. Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev instructed Zurabov on January 19 to begin performing his duties as Russia's ambassador to Ukraine.
Medvedev signed the decree on appointment of Zurabov as Russia's ambassador to Ukraine on August 5, 2009.
Medvedev said in an open address to President Viktor Yuschenko on August 11, 2009, that Ukrainian-Russian relations had deteriorated during Yuschenko's presidency.
Medvedev also announced that he had decided to postpone the arrival of the Russian ambassador in Ukraine.