Ukrainian has almost completed preparations for the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said this at a meeting with European Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger in Kyiv on Thursday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. "We attach great importance to deepening relations with the EU. In fact, we are completing the work that we planned to conduct by the time of the Vilnius summit," he said. Yanukovych noted that he would be happy to discuss the question of Ukraine's energy security with the European commissioner. Oettinger, in turn, agreed that relations between Ukraine and the European Union "are deepening and deepening." He also noted a good level of relations between the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy and concerned Ukrainian ministries and agencies.