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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych meets with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi this weekend (May 25-26). The two leaders discussed in an informal setting "all issues concerning the bilateral relations."
Mr. Putin emphasized that these relations have a "pretty wide spectrum" particularly in the fields of trade and economy and cooperation in the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). President Yanukovych also visited the facilities of the Winter Olympics 2014 that will be held in Sochi. "When we flew over Sochi, we saw a lot of construction works (…) the project is very interesting," Mr Yanukovych noted.
On May 23, the Ukrainian head of state met with Chinese high-ranking military official Xu Qiliang who reiterated Beijing's interest in developing bilateral military ties with Kiev. "Ukraine takes the Ukraine-China relations as a diplomatic priority and is delighted to see that China plays an increasingly important role in the international arena," said President Yanukovych.
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