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Ukraine joining to Customs Union not discussed - press sec

December 07, 2013, 15:05 updated at: December 07, 2013, 15:24 UTC+3 MOSCOW
According to Peskov, the presidents paid much attention to cooperation in the energy sector, and the positions of the sides became closer
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MOSCOW, December 07, 14:56 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian and Ukrainian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yanukovich during their meeting in Sochi on Friday discussed an agenda of the bilateral interstate commission meeting planned for December 17 in Moscow. Joining of Ukraine to the Customs Union was not discussed, the Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

According to Peskov, the presidents paid much attention to cooperation in the energy sector, and the positions of the sides became closer. However, no final agreement was reached, he said.

The two presidents exchanged their views on possible development of cooperation in the industrial and high-technological areas, particularly in aircraft, ship and rocket building and in the space area. Putin and Yanukovich also discussed cooperation in the financial sphere, Peskov said.

Talks on all the themes will be continued on the level of experts in the near future, he added.

The issue of possible joining of Ukraine to the Customs Union was not discussed during the meeting, the press secretary noted at the conclusion.

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