Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko declared that his country will consolidate both its economic and military presence at the Danube Delta, nearby the Bastroe channel. He added that he will re-establish Ukraine's military presence in the region, newspapers in Kiev read. The President, according to the newspapers, will propose an inter-state collaboration with Romania to use the Danube common sector.

Ukraine's economic activity in the Ukrainian side of the Danube Delta is a sovereign right of the country, Viktor Yushcenko declared in a press conference. He rejected the accusations that through its economic activity, Ukraine could lead to the destruction of the ecologic equilibrium of the region.