On an official visit toGermany July 3 and 4, Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma and hisdelegation sought additional aid. They received assurances fromChancellor Helmut Kohl that "Ukrainians are not alone, andthat their German friends want their reforms to succeed,"German media and Interfax reported July 4. Kohl pledged supportfor expanded trade and for greater European Union and IMF supportof Ukraine’s needs. The German government plans to send a seniorexpert team to Ukraine to study the potential for expanding bilateralcooperation. As part of investment-promoting measures the sidessigned an agreement to avoid double taxation, described as Germany’sfirst of its kind with a CIS country.
Kuchma Reshuffles His Government.