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MOSCOW, July 12 (Itar-Tass) —— A set of 12 documents is being prepared for signing at the 5th meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian interstate commission to be co-chaired by President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich in Yalta on Thursday, July 12.
Ten documents are ready and two are being finalised, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said. “No documents on gas cooperation are expected,” he added.
“All these documents are designed to expand and enrich Russian-Ukrainian strategic partnership,” the aide said.
Among those finished, he named the joint statement of the presidents of Russia and Ukraine that will be adopted after the talks. The leaders will also sign a protocol for the interstate commission’s meeting
They will then witness the signing of a joint statement on delimitation of waters in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
The sides plan to review progress at the talks on the Azov and Kerch settlement.
“The sides will discuss the enlargement of the legal framework for the presence of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine,” Ushakov said.
The discussion will result in an inter-governmental agreement on cooperation in preventing emergencies related to the operation of military units of the Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine and in dealing with their consequences.
Another inter-governmental agreement will concern cooperation in search and rescue operations.
Russian and Ukrainian officials will sign several memorandums, specifically on cooperation in the fight against terrorism; on mutual understanding between the Russian Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography and its Ukrainian counterpart; on mutual understanding between the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environment Monitoring and the Ukrainian State Agency for Science, Innovations and Information; on integration and cooperation between Rosatom and the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy; on cooperation between the ministries of education of the two countries; on mutual understanding between the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
A protocol amending the inter-governmental agreement on cooperation in the field of certification of top-level scientific and pedagogical personnel of June 21, 2002 has been prepared for signing as well.