Ukraine's ambassador to Russia said Wednesday that the new prime minister, Viktor Yanukovych, will visit Moscow next week, RIA Novosti reported.

"He will focus on economic issues," Oleg Diomin told reporters.

A source in the Ukrainian government said Tuesday that Yanukovych could visit Russia as early as next week, but the foreign minister gave a more general timeframe and said the new prime minister would be expected in Russia in August.

"Our embassy in Russia has started preparations for the visit," Borys Tarasyuk said adding that Yanukovych would attend a session of the Russian-Ukrainian committee for economic cooperation.


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