Ukraine: army gets over 10,000 samples of armament

Since the beginning of 2016, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have received over 10,000 samples of armament and military equipment, and over 58,000 samples of ammunition, including anti-tank missiles. Official representative of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Colonel Oleksandr Chornobay said this at a briefing. “In particular, the army received artillery systems, motor vehicles, thermal imaging cameras,…

Ukraine: Naftogaz asking EC to set up mission to monitor gas transit due to pressure drops by Russia

The National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz Ukrainy has turned to the European Commission asking it to consider setting up a transit monitoring mission to examine significant pressure drops in the Russian gas transmission system at the entry to Ukraine’s gas transportation system. “Naftogaz believes that the current situation requires comprehensive discussion involving representatives of the European…

Tajikistan: external debt-GDP ratio up

Tajikistan’s external debt-to-GDP ratio has reached 35.9%, Tajik Finance Minister Abdusalom Qurboniyon announced at a news conference in Dushanbe. “As of June 30, Tajikistan’s external debt amounted to $2.27 billion, or 35.9% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP)”, the minister said. Qurboniyon attributed increase in the external debt to implementation of a number of…

Belarus: turn-key construction services to Russia’s Stavropol Territory offered

Belarus is interested in implementing turn-key construction projects in Stavropol Territory. The press service of the Belarusian Architecture and Construction Ministry released the statement after Deputy Architecture and Construction Minister Dmitry Semenkevich and Director General of the civil engineering holding company Belstroycentr Alexander Studnev visited the Russian region. During the meeting representatives of Belarus and…

Belarus: external state debt up in H1 2016

As of July 1, Belarus’ external state debt totaled $13.1 billion, up by $637.1 million, or 5.1% since the beginning of the year (taking into account differences in currency exchange rates), representatives of the Belarusian Finance Ministry said. In January-June external state borrowings totaled $943.8 million, including $500 million borrowed from the Eurasian Fund for…