One of Russia’s most senior diplomats, Yuri Dubinin, yesterday presented his credentials as Russian ambassador to Ukraine. Dubinin reminded Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma at the ceremony that Russia is important to Ukraine’s security. (Interfax-Ukraine, August 27. See also Perspective section below). A former Soviet ambassador to the USA and the UN, Dubinin became deputy foreign minister of Russia with responsibility for overseeing Russian-Ukrainian relations.
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