President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych declares that the dialogue with "our large neighbor will be built on the principles of equality, good neighborliness and healthy pragmatism, without confrontation and anti-Russian rhetoric", he said in his address to the Ukrainian people, presidential press office reported.

"After five years of making Russia an enemy, it wasn’t easy to restore Russian leadership’s confidence in Ukraine. Did we pay too much for that? No, because the agreements, reached with Moscow, are mutually beneficial.

Documents, signed in Kharkiv, will provide a significant reduction of gas prices. This means the increase of social security for every Ukrainian and the beginning of our economy coming out from deep crisis. It also guarantees strengthening energy security of the whole European continent," the president said.

According to Yanukovych, the whole civilized world praised results of his talks with President Medvedev.

"In Washington, Brussels and all European capitals they are considered to be an undoubted success of Ukraine. Only our opposition remained dissatisfied.

Why does it call you to barricades again, why does it undermine stability achieved for the first time in many years of endless wars between the country’s leadership?

The answer is – because it seeks to dissolve the parliament again in the name of the so-called political expediency, because it understands that stability, strong power, order and normalization of relations with Russia is its political end. Once again it hungers power at any price.

They need war. Recent developments in the walls of the Verkhovna Rada showed that the political opportunists are ready to throw smoke bombs not only in the parliament hall, but the whole Ukraine," he said.

The president declared that we need stability and development, ability to work normally, reforms and friendly relations with our neighbors. "And we will achieve this, just as we could stand up to the opponents of changes for the better," he promised.

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