Ukraine’s Yanukovych Russia visit to mend ties

Ukraine’s new President, Viktor Yanukovych, says his visit to Moscow will mark the first step in a major improvement in relations with Russia.

Mr Yanukovych has arrived in Moscow ahead of talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and PM Vladimir Putin.

Mr Yanukovych defeated the pro-Western candidate, Yulia Tymoshenko, in last month’s election.

He says he wants good relations with Russia and the West, and has already visited EU headquarters in Brussels.

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