Russian and Ukrainian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Leonid Kuchma will meet representatives of the two countries' business circles in Kharkov on December 14, Russian Foreign Minister said at the presentation of the collection of documents "Russia-Ukraine. 1990-2000" in Moscow on Thursday. Speaking about the presentation of the collection, the Minister said that, as a matter of fact, it opened the programme of the Year of Ukraine in Russia which is being held on Vladimir Putin's initiative. The programme is aimed at the consolidation of friendship and mutual understanding between Russia and Ukraine.
Western countries actively support Ukraine in words, but they are able to provide less and less real help. This opinion was expressed by the former head of the military intelligence of the Czech Republic, Major General Andor Sandor, in an interview with the Parliamentní listy.