According to Mr. Kuchma, Ukrainian government is prepared to agree with every condition put forward by the government of Russia. The conditions, for instance, include increased control over Ukraine's gas imports. In the meantime, Kiev deals away with its biggest problem because now Russia will not build a new gas pipeline circumventing Ukraine.
President of Ukraine said, after his meeting with the President of Russia on Sunday, 'Moscow and Kiev should not split the gas line system between themselves but, instead, fully use the joint potentials of the two countries.
Europe has recognised the need for negotiations with Russia to discuss the security system on the continent. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is going to Macedonia for meetings with colleagues within the OSCE