Ukraine is anxious to help construct a new and prosperous Silk Road, President Leonid Kuchma told Chinese businessmen on December 5, the second day of his visit to Beijing. With that reference to the ancient trade route linking Rome and China, Kuchma’s bid for Chinese investment in and joint enterprises with Ukraine. Also on December 5, he denied rumors of a closed deal on China’s purchase of an unfinished aircraft carrier, saying that "the work of art" was still for sale internationally. (5)
US Prods Ukraine on Privatization.