Joint tasks and achievements on regional and state levels were discussed today by Segii Chernov, Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Council, and Mychailo Dobkin, Head of Regional State Administration, in course of their meeting with Mychailo Zurabov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russian Federation in Ukraine, Special Representative of RF President for development of commercial and economic relations with Ukraine. 

Consul General of Russian Federation in Kharkiv Sergii Semenov, Deputy Head of Regional State Administration, Yurii Sapronov and Sergii Avershyn, Director of Economy and International Relations Department, also participated in the event. 

During the meeting, issues were discussed concerning 1025th anniversary celebration of Kyivska Rus Sanctification in both Ukraine and Russian Federation. The first significant event concerned, according to Mychailo Zurabov, was yesterday’s open and sanctification ceremony of Poklinnyi Cross on Nekhotiyivka-Hoptivka checkpoint at Kharkiv and Bielgorod Regions border. 

According to Mychailo Zurabov, a meeting between Presidents of Ukraine and Russian Federation will be held in Nyzhnyi Novgorod later this year, and the results of previous agreements implementation along with further cooperation areas for the states will be discussed there. 

Mr. Ambassador also mentioned that in the framework of upcoming Sochi Olympics, simplification of border crossing procedure becomes one of the primary issues as well as railway network development necessary for ensuring comfortable transfer of the sports events participants. He also highlighted Ukraine’s and particularly Kharkiv Region’s excellent preparations to Euro-2012 and expressed his interest in experience sharing between our state and Russian services.

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