President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma will leave for Moscow on Wednesday afternoon to take part in the jubilee summit of the CIS heads of state. The opening of the summit is scheduled for November 30, reported the administration of the Ukrainian president. During the visit Leonid Kuchma intends to meet representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora in Russia. The Ukrainian president will also hold bilateral meetings with chairman of the board of the Russian National Reserve Bank Alexander Lebedev, LUKoil president Vagit Alekperov and director general of the Russky Aluminy /Russian Aluminium/ holding Oleg Deripaska. Leonid Kuchma and other CIS heads of state are expected to address the summit on November 30.
At the request of Ukraine, Turkey detained a Russian-flagged cargo ship as it was carrying grain from the port of Berdyansk. The problem will exacerbate when Recep Erdogan leaves politics.