Israeli minister lauds coordination with Russia on SyriaWorld March 27, 16:57
Putin to visit Franz Josef Land to inspect ecological situation in Russia’s ArcticBusiness & Economy March 27, 16:26
FIDE president denies media reports on his resignationRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 27, 16:05
Russian opposition figure Navalny arrested for 15 days for resisting policeRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 27, 15:32
Duma Speaker points out Russian banks in Ukraine raided with EU’s ‘tacit consent’Business & Economy March 27, 15:21
Opposition figure Navalny fined $350 for unauthorized rally in downtown MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 27, 14:36
Russian National Guard’s daily grindMilitary & Defense March 27, 14:33
Lavrov calls attempts to block Donbass ‘unacceptable’Russian Politics & Diplomacy March 27, 14:25
Government reveals how much money Gazprom and Rosneft pour into offshore explorationBusiness & Economy March 27, 14:22
KIEV, June 18 (Itar-Tass) - Ukraine’s membership in the Common Economic Space will help make this association among the most powerful, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday at a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovich.
“The positions of the three states - Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia - coincide on both the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space. We would like Ukraine not merely to cooperate with us but to be with us in the common economic space,” Lukashenko said. “It would be the most powerful association that will be reckoned with in the world.”
Viktor Yanukovich, in turn, said that Ukraine and Belarus should enliven their bilateral relations. “There is a considerable potential for their development but it is used not to the full. There still are reserves. Having such good relations, we should have prospects for settling these issues,” Yanukovich said at the Ukrainian-Belarusian talks in the extended format. According to the Ukrainian leader, both sides are set to make a more complete use of cooperation possibilities in various spheres.
The Ukrainian side, in Yanukovich’s words, pins great hopes on further cooperation between the two countries’ subcommissions in various spheres. “Thus, were are ready to work in the area of the development of transport possibilities of the two countries, oil transportation, military technical and interregional border cooperation, the agrarian sector, and agricultural machinery production,” the Ukrainian president said. Taking up the subject, Lukashenko noted that the two countries have joint ventures. “This is good, but it is not enough. We are determined to travel our way, to create more joint ventures with bigger production volumes, with serious localization in Ukraine,” he stressed.