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Leonid Kuchma and Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso signed a friendship and cooperation treaty on October 26 in Brasilia. Other basic agreements resulting from Kuchma’s official visit covered diplomatic traffic and trade relations. Among other items, Ukraine is particularly anxious to sell rocket-launchers to Brazil. (11) The Ukrainian president apparently is sending a message to South America that Kiev should be dealt with on an equal, bilateral basis without regard to Moscow. Although Argentina and Chile are next on the itinerary, Brazil may be nearest and dearest to the heart of the Ukrainian delegation because it is home to a sizable Ukrainian colony.

1. Interfax, October 25

2. Russian TV, October 25

3. Interfax, October 26

4. Interfax and Itar-Tass, October 25 and 26

5. Russian TV, October 26; Interfax, October 24

6. Itar-Tass and Interfax, October 24 and 25

7. Interfax and Itar-Tass, October 25 and 26)

8. BNS, October 26

9. Agence France-Presse, October 26

10. Ukrainian TV, October 25

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