Ukraine: army gets brand-new Butsefal armored personnel carrier

The military of Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation (JFO) have received a brand-new armored personnel carrier (BTR) Butsefal (“Bucephalus”), developed by the Kharkiv-based Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau, a state-owned enterprise. “The newest BTR-4E Butsefal is an eight-wheel drive armored personnel carrier, developed in Ukraine by the Kharkiv-based Machine Building Design Bureau and manufactured at the…

Georgia: economy up in January-August 2018

Georgia’s economy grew by 4.8% YoY in the first eight months of 2018, announced the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). The estimated real gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate in August was 2%, Geostat said. Last month the estimated real growth, compared to the same period of the previous year, was posted in the…

Ukraine: new armored recovery vehicle tested

Ukraine has conducted the successful test of a new armored recovery vehicle “Lev”, which could be used for towing and repairing battle-damaged military equipment in combat conditions, the country’s state defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom said. Designed by Lviv Armour Vehicle Factory, “Lev” is based on the Soviet T-72 tank. It is equipped with a crane, which…

Ukraine: energy security discussed with Croatia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has thanked his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovia for supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The meeting between the two presidents was held at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the press service of the head of state reported. In addition, the parties discussed a wide range…

Azerbaijan: draft state and consolidated budgets for 2019 submitted to president

Draft state, consolidated budgets of Azerbaijan for 2019 and indicators of the consolidated budget for the next three years have been submitted to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The corresponding decision, published on September 26 in the newspaper “Khalg Gazeti”, was signed by Azerbaijani Prime Minister Novruz Mammadov. Also, the “Concept and Indicators of Azerbaijan’s Economic…

Uzbekistan: UzAir and Korean Air expanding partnership

Director General of Uzbekistan Airways Bakhtiyor Khakimov held talks with Senior Vice-President of the Korean Air Samsug Noh. During the meeting the parties exchanged views on further development of cooperation between Uzbekistan Airways and Korean Air. In particular, the cooperation in passenger and cargo transportation was discussed. Also, the heads of airlines considered the prospects…

Ukraine: Kyiv open to business and investments

Kyiv is promising and open to business and investments, Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko said at the 10th International Trade Day conference in the German city of Aachen. “Today Kyiv, as never before, is prepared and open to cooperation. Kyiv is promising for investments,” Klitschko said. He noted that 60% of all foreign investments into…