Chernomyrdin: Relations between Ukraine and Russia improving
The Russian president's advisor and envoy on economic cooperation with the CIS member countries, former Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Viktor Chernomyrdin, has said that the relations between Ukraine and Russia have recently changed for the better, and this will benefit both nations.
The press service of Chernihiv City Council reported on Friday that Chernomyrdin had said this on Thursday while awarding scholarships to the students of the Ukrainian-Russian Institute, a branch of Moscow State Open University in Chernihiv.
"Chernomyrdin, while congratulating the graduates and students, noted that the relations between Ukraine and Russia had recently changed for the better. And this, in his opinion, benefits both peoples," reads the statement.
The Ukrainian-Russian Institute, a branch of Moscow State Open University in Chernihiv, has operated since 1996. Over 1,800 students currently study at four faculties in the institute.
Chernomyrdin is a patron of the institute in Chernihiv and chairs the supervisory board of Moscow State Open University, of which he is a graduate.