On October 4, 2010, Ukraine and Russia signed a Program for Cooperation for 2011-2016 in the Russian city of Gelendzhik. This means that the countries have full cooperation from both sides on matters of trade, economy, science, technology, and culture.
Since Viktor Yankuvich became president in February, the relationship between Russia and Ukraine has been improving. Yankuvich plans to continue to build a stronger bond between the two perviously hostile countries. This does have many Ukrainians worried because of the past behind Russian and Ukraine. Can they have a peaceful relationship without merging again?