MOSCOW, October 12 (Itar-Tass) — Russia and Ukraine have agreed to pay attention to the conclusion of additional agreements on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, based in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s official said after consultations Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin held with his Ukrainian counterpart Ruslan Demchenko in Sevastopol on Wednesday.
Karasin and Demchenko are co-chairmen of the subcommission on the activity of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet based in Ukraine.
According to the official, the diplomats “discussed progress in preparations for a second Russian-Ukrainian Interregional Economic Forum, due in Donetsk on October 18, and other topical issues of cooperation.”
The two men discussed the Russian Black Sea Fleet's presence in Ukraine and agreed to pay special attention to the drafting and conclusion of additional agreements in this sphere.
“They have agreed to hold the next session of the subcommission on the Black Sea Fleet in Moscow in the first quarter of 2012,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.