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    TBILISI, June 3 (RIA Novosti) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko does not rule out the possibility of her visit to Russia this summer. "I may visit Moscow this summer," Timoshenko told RIA Novosti after the talks with her Russian counterpart Mikhail Fradkov. Fradkov said he was ready to accept Timoshenko in Moscow. "We held a brief meeting today and plan to hold a more extended meeting in Moscow. I invited Yulia Timoshenko to visit Moscow. We told relevant departments to prepare the visit to discuss our relations in all spheres," the premier said.

    According to Fradkov, the upcoming meeting with Timoshenko will be intense. "We should boost our bilateral relations to expand cooperation volumes," he said.

    Timoshenko said she accepted Fradkov's invitation. "We shall discuss all cooperation issues and serious problems during the visit," she said.

    Nothing threatens Russian property in Ukraine, she added.

    "We do not intend to destroy Russian property in Ukraine," Timoshenko said.

    Timoshenko cancelled her visit to Moscow which was scheduled for April 15-17, 2005 in connection with the start of the sowing campaign in Ukraine. However, experts said that it was caused by Russian Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov's statement. Timoshenko is accused of bribing Russian Defense Ministry officials and inflicting $100 million damage on Russia.

    "The Ukrainian Prime Minister's visit will be held in compliance with the protocol and international norms," Ustinov said.

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