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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Presidents to Meet

KIEV -- Presidents Leonid Kuchma of Ukraine and Boris Yeltsin of Russia will meet informally in Moscow on July 4, their first direct consultations since April, the Ukrainian presidential press service said Tuesday.

A press service official said the two men had agreed on the meeting during a telephone conversation on Tuesday. Their chat also covered "important world issues and the present-day state of Russian-Ukrainian relations", he said.

When the leaders last met, they exchanged ratification documents of a basic friendship and cooperation treaty between Russia and Ukraine.