Ukraine and Russia should decide how they will interact in future, Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn has said.
"We need to understand how we will live in future, because we can talk a lot about percents, that our trade with Russia this year exceeded 50 billion [dollars], and still fail to solve the problem of gas," he said at the presentation of a book by former Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Viktor Chernomyrdin, entitled "Time Has Chosen Us," in Kyiv on Friday.
He said that Ukraine and Russia should support each other in bilateral cooperation and, if necessary, make concessions.
"First, we have to support each other, and I think that Viktor Stepanovich [Chernomyrdin]'s example in this regard is instructive. If we reckon we're friends, then we must try to make concessions to each other and take a step forward," Lytvyn said.