17 December 2013, 19:20

Putin says he did not discuss Ukraine's accession to Customs Union with Yanukovych

Putin says he did not discuss Ukraine's accession to Customs Union with Yanukovych

The Russian government's decision to invest part of its National Welfare Fund reserves in Ukrainian securities has not been conditioned by anything, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"This is not tied to any preconditions, nor the increasing, or reducing, or freezing of any social standards, pensions, allowances, or costs. And I'd like to calm everyone down that we didn't even discuss Ukraine's accession to the Customs Union today," Putin said following Russian-Ukrainian interstate commission consultations in Moscow on Tuesday.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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