Zhukov positively appraised the program, which outlines strategies to raise bilateral trade to $60-$80 billion by 2010, but said some of its points required further consideration.
At Tuesday's session in Beijing, the Russian-Chinese commission on prime-ministerial meetings said it would instruct relevant government agencies to continue developing the program.
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The solution to the Ukrainian problem will directly depend on how the military operations unfold in Donbass. If the militia fighters take over the strategic initiative, win back Donbass and extend the war to the Zaporozhye and the Kharkov regions, then Kiev will be more amenable to a compromise