The President noted the big part the Russian and Ukrainian parliaments played in concluding these treaties. Commenting on the fact that the treaties were approved through parliamentary discussion, Mr Putin noted that this shows that political forces and the public in both countries support developing Russian-Ukrainian relations.
Speaking about the treaty on the state border, the President said that its signature will create the conditions for developing economic ties between Russia and Ukraine and closer relations between the peoples of the two countries.
Mr Putin called the decision on the Sea of Azov-Kerch Straits marine territory a balanced and mutually beneficial solution for Russia and for Ukraine. The President said that the treaty on this marine territory will encourage the development of shipping and also lead to stronger security contacts.