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Ukrainian Aircraft Manufacturer Antonov Diversifies Away from Russia


Antonov, Ukraine’s only designer and manufacturer of aircraft, has severed all ties with Russia, which had been its main market and partner for decades (Ukrayinska Pravda, September 10). This was unavoidable, given the de facto war waged by Moscow, which prompted Kyiv to stop Ukrainian military-technical cooperation with Russia and join Western sanctions in 2014–2015 (see EDM, September 12, 2014). Antonov has been struggling to replace Russian components in its aircraft with parts made elsewhere. It has also not been easy for the company to find a replacement to the Russian market, although Antonov pins high hopes on Asia and …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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