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Poland: Prime Minister To Visit Ukraine

Warsaw, 9 October 1996 (RFE/RL) -- Polish Prime Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz is scheduled to travel to Ukraine later this afternoon after a meeting in Warsaw with Russia's deputy Prime Minister Oleg Davydov.

Cimoszewicz's visit to Ukraine will last three days, during which time he is scheduled to hold talks with president Leonid Kuchma, Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko and other Ukrainian government officials.

Itar-tass says the two sides are expected to sign a number of agreements aimed at strenghthening business ties between Poland and Ukraine.

On Friday, Cimoszewicz will meet parliament speaker Oleksandr Moroz and then travel on to Kharkov in southeastern Ukraine. He is to open a new Polish consulate and lay wreaths on the graves of Poles murdered by Soviet-era secret police.