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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Yushchenko to See President

KIEV — Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said Wednesday that he planned to meet President Dmitry Medvedev in Moldova next month even though Medvedev has publicly written off doing business with him.

Asked whether he would see Medvedev when Commonwealth of Independent States leaders gather in Moldova on Oct. 9, Yushchenko told a news conference, “The meeting will take place. And I will take part in the council of heads of state.”

In Moscow, Medvedev’s spokeswoman Natalya Timakova told reporters, “If the president goes to Chisinau and Yushchenko goes to Chisinau, they will indeed meet at the summit.

“As far as a separate bilateral meeting is concerned, we have not received so far any official request from Kiev and accordingly are not working on it,” she added. “We learned about his plans from the media.”