KIEV (AFP) - Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday made a rare visit to Ukraine, signing a strategic partnership declaration to revive a relationship which fell into neglect in recent years. Hu met President Viktor for talks in Kiev and afterwards the two heads of state signed the strategic partnership declaration and agreed economic cooperation deals worth some $3.5b, officials said. "This is a historic breakthrough in Ukrainian-Chinese relations," Yanukovych told reporters at a news conference with Hu, putting the value of deals signed during the Chinese president's visit at $3.5b.