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Russia And Ukraine To Continue Talks On Black See Division

Moscow, March 29 (RFE/RL) - Russia and Ukraine continue talks in Moscow today aimed at finalizing the agreement on the division of the Black Sea fleet.

RFE/RL correspondent quotes the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow as saying that deputy prime ministers of Ukraine and Russia - Vassily Durdinets and Aleksei Bolshakov - are holding talks in the Russian capital focusing on the financial problems of the fleet division.

Disagreements over the Black Sea fleet division are the most important obstacle for Russian president Boris Yeltsin's visit to Ukraine, scheduled for next week (April 4-5).

Yeltsin said yesterday he would postpone the visit to Kyiv if the agreement on the Black Sea division is not ready.