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    White House explains converting military grants to loans, decision to affect Ukraine
    May23

    White House explains converting military grants to loans, decision to affect Ukraine

    The Trump administration`s budget proposal would convert some of the United States` foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29%, as reported by Reuters. See also: Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans The cuts to programs under the State...

    Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans
    May23

    Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans

    President Donald Trump`s budget proposal this week will include provisions to end many foreign military grants administered by the State Department and replace them with loans, a move that could affect up to $1 billion in aid to dozens of countries if Congress approves, U.S. officials said, according to MarketWatch. An internal State Department...

    Venezuela holds 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles – Reuters Exclusive
    May22

    Venezuela holds 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles – Reuters Exclusive

    Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country`s mounting turmoil. See also: Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea Venezuela`s socialist government has long...

    Stable Ukraine key to Euro-Atlantic security – NATO official
    May22

    Stable Ukraine key to Euro-Atlantic security – NATO official

    Ukraine is NATO`s valued partner, and the Bloc will continue offering strong political and practical support to Kyiv, according to Carmen Romero, the spokesperson for the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, LB.ua reports. ”For NATO, a sovereign, independent and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law, is key to Euro-Atlantic...

    Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea
    May21

    Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea

    The Ukrainian president`s envoy to the Crimean Tatar people and Crimean Tatar leader, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev has said in an interview with UATV that Russia deployed six nuclear warheads in Crimea, according to LIGA.net. ”Crimea was turned into a military base … We even have information that there are now six nuclear warheads,” he...

    North Korea: New rocket can carry nuclear warhead
    May15

    North Korea: New rocket can carry nuclear warhead

    North Korea has announced that Sunday`s missile launch tested a new type of rocket capable of carrying a ”large-scale heavy nuclear warhead.” The test led to an international outcry and a call for harsher sanctions, according to Deutsche Welle. Sunday`s launch was a ”newly-developed mid/long-range strategic ballistic rocket, Hwasong-12,” North...

    Kyiv, Ankara sign MoU to expand co-op in defense industry – media
    May13

    Kyiv, Ankara sign MoU to expand co-op in defense industry – media

    Ukrainian state-owned aircraft company Antonov, which is a part of the SC UkrOboronProm, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Turkey`s leading defense company ASELSAN, says a message posted on the Ukrainian company`s website, according to Trend news agency reports. The MoU was signed during the 13th International Defense Industry...

    Russian fighter jet comes within 20 feet of U.S. Navy craft
    May12

    Russian fighter jet comes within 20 feet of U.S. Navy craft

    A Russian fighter jet came within 20 feet of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the Black Sea earlier this week, an official said, according to NBC News. On May 9, 2017, a Russian SU-27 came within approximately 20 feet of a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon while the U.S. Navy aircraft was conducting routine operations in international airspace,...

    Ukraine`s Antonov aircraft manufacturer to become joint stock company
    May11

    Ukraine`s Antonov aircraft manufacturer to become joint stock company

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has decided to transform Antonov and Plant 410 CA state-owned enterprises, which are part of Ukroboronprom state-owned defense giant, into joint stock companies. The relevant resolution was adopted at a government meeting on Thursday. ”This will improve the corporate management of enterprises, as well as...

    Ukraine, Turkey mull joint ammo production
    May11

    Ukraine, Turkey mull joint ammo production

    State-owned Joint-Stock Company Artem and the state-owned Spectehnoexport, both part of Ukraine`s major arms manufacturing holding Ukroboronprom, will cooperate on the ammunition production program with Turkey-based MKEK, according to Ukroboronprom press service. ”We are already cooperating with MKEK and deepening our cooperation. Today, points...

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