Russia, China veto UN Security Council resolution on Aleppo ceasefireWorld December 05, 23:10
Putin tells about his dream, alcohol tests and advises not to neglect personal lifeSociety & Culture December 05, 23:05
UN Security Council should vote on Aleppo after US-Russian talks — envoyWorld December 05, 22:21
Putin says confident in development of Russian helicopter industryMilitary & Defense December 05, 21:15
Russian diplomat hopes Aleppo’s liberation will pave way for political dialogueRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 05, 21:13
Ministry: Calls to stop operation in Aleppo look like attempt to shelter terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 05, 20:28
Putin slams alleged dependence of Russian gas buyers on MoscowBusiness & Economy December 05, 19:21
Putin included in Time magazine’s Person of the Year shortlistWorld December 05, 19:16
Russia loses $500,000 greenhouse due to Progress spacecraft’s crashScience & Space December 05, 18:31
VILNIUS, November 29, 6:11 /ITAR-TASS/. Viktor Yanukovich has suggested that the European Union (EU) "together with Russia" begin to tackle a solution to Ukrane's economic problems, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite told journalists on Thursday night at the close of the official supper which ushere in a two-day summit of the European programme Eastern Partnership.
She said the European leaders "sought to persuade Yanukovich into agreeing to sign an Association Agreement with the EU". "Regrettably, the arguments in favour of signing the Agreement had no effect on him. By now, his attitude has not changed," Grybauskaite said.
"We again listened to his considerations. He did not speak either about signing or agreement. He spoke only of Ukraine's economic problems. He wants the problems to be tackled by the EU together with Russia," she said.
According to Grybauskaite, Eastern European member-countries that joined the EU in 2004 were particularly active in dissuading the president of Ukraine from a trilateral format of talks with Russia's participation.
The Lithuanian president said, "Over the past 15 years those countries have made considerable progress precisely due to bilateral agreements with the EU".