As reported, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has met with his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin in Moscow, on December 17.

Vladimir Putin said he expected to make progress on sensitive bilateral issues during interstate consultations with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, KyivPost informs.

"This is our planned meeting related to intergovernmental consultations and I count a lot on our being able to make progress on resolving the most sensitive issues for us," Putin said during the meeting with Ukrainian colleague .

In turn, Viktor Yanukovych emphasized that Ukraine and Russia should strengthen cross-border and inter-regional cooperation.

"We definitely need to develop these areas, which create convenient conditions for the people," he noted.