Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych will discuss gas cooperation and integration at negotiations on Monday, Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.
"This will be [Yanukovych's] working visit. We presume that this would be mainly eye-to-eye communication between the heads of state. They will discuss bilateral relations, with the emphasis placed on gas issues and energy," Peskov said. The presidents also intend to exchange opinions regarding "various integration processes," he said. "As you know, our Ukrainian partners had contacts with the European Union recently, and Russia is consistently picking up speed on the way of integration within the Customs Union and the Common Economic Area," he said. Russia does not expect to sign any documents during the Ukrainian president's visit, he said. "The main thing we expect is an intense and trusting contact between the two presidents," he said. Putin and Yanukovych do not plan to give a press conference so as "to devote more time to conversations" between themselves, he said.