Annan welcomes border agreement between Russian Federation Ukraine

A statement issued late yesterday by his spokesman said the Secretary-General “was very pleased” to learn of the signing on Tuesday in Kiev of an “Agreement between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on the Ukrainian-Russian State Boundary.”The Secretary-General congratulated Presidents Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation and Leonid Kuchma of Ukraine “on this important development, which will enhance the security and stability of both nations,” the statement said.