Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Ukraine on April 9-10 to discuss a range of bilateral issues with his Ukrainian counterpart Kostyantyn Hryshchenko, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko has said, RIA Novosti reported.

Lavrov and Hryshchenko will hold a meeting of the subcommittee on international cooperation of the Russian-Ukrainian inter-governmental commission, which was established after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's visit to Moscow in early March, he said.

The agenda of the meeting includes the settlement of regional conflicts, the delimitation of the Kerch Strait, and the issues of Russian-Ukrainian cooperation in international organizations, Nesterenko said, adding the foreign ministers will also discuss a range of international issues during the talks.

"The forthcoming meeting of Sergei Lavrov and Kostyantyn Hryshchenko, the third in two months, testifies of an active political dialogue between Russia and Ukraine," the Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

The two countries have been in a dispute over their maritime borders since the early 1990s. Ukraine is insisting a border be drawn in the Kerch Strait, which links the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea, along the administrative boundary that existed between Russia and Ukraine in the former Soviet Union. Russia, however, maintains that inland water areas were not subject to boundaries in the Soviet era, and therefore this principle is not applicable.


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