Mr Putin thanked Mr Kuchma for his hospitality and praised the results of the talks.
During the meeting in Yalta the two leaders analysed Russian-Ukrainian relations and outlined prospects for its development. The Presidents, in part, spoke about political, energy, technology, military-technical, and military cooperation, and exchanged opinions on current international problems. Mr Putin and Mr Kuchma also focused on the realisation of different economic and integration projects, including those in the CIS countries.
In this context, Mr Putin and Mr Kuchma discussed their joint efforts on creating the common economic space that unites Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, perfecting the legislation and developing relations with European partners.
The Russian President spoke for the creation of the common economic space uniting the CIS with the Greater Europe. This issue will be discussed at the Russia-EU summit on May 31 in St Petersburg.