The FINANCIAL — Ukraine and Russian are discussing the stationing of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine on April 3 in Moscow (Russia), head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine press service Vasyl Kyrylych has announced during a press briefing.
In his words, the parties are set to discuss these issues in course of the next round of the Ukraine-Russia bilateral political consultations.
From the Ukrainian side the consultations will be participated by the acting First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yurii Kostenko, from the Russian side Grigori Karasin, State Secretary / Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
As to Kyrylych, the sides are planning also to discuss then bilateral political, economic and humanitarian cooperation, interregional cooperation, border issues, international and regional problems.
The Foreign Ministry press service head added, Ukraine and Russia will touch upon the matter of arranging and holding negotiations and consultations in the nearest time.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, President Viktor Yuschenko insists on more intensive discussion with Russia of withdrawal of its Black Sea Fleet from Crimea before 2017.
Russia believes that the stationing of its Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol ensures security and sovereignty of Ukraine.