Ukraine: air defense weapons to be supplied to Iraq

A senior Iraqi lawmaker announced that the country’s government was exploring buying Russian, Chinese or Ukrainian air defense systems, possibly in exchange for Iraqi oil shipments. The initiative comes following the U.S. lethal airstrike in Baghdad early this month against Iranian Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani. Badr al-Ziyadi, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s security…

Ukraine: oats export up in H2 2019

Ukraine exported about 7.7 thousand tons of oats in July-December 2019-2020 MY, up 1.5-fold YoY (5.2 thousand tons). Top-5 importers of Ukrainian oats included India with the share of 77%, Libya – 5%, Hungary – 4%, Switzerland – 3% and Germany – 2%. Victoria Rozhko, analyst of APK-Inform, informed that India had been the main…

Georgia: exports to EU up in 2019

Exports from Georgia to the EU increased by 13% YoY in 2019, and reached $825.7 million, while imports decreased by 7.4%, to $2.32 billion, showed preliminary data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia. Georgia’s top trading partners were Turkey ($1.82 billion), Russia ($1.47 billion) and China ($1.09 billion) in 2019. In 2019 the share…

Georgia: wine listed in Guinness World Records

Georgian wine was listed in Guinness World Records as the oldest. The oldest wine was made in Georgia 8,000 years ago. This fact is confirmed by the remains of grapes in earthenware discovered during archaeological excavations. The earthenware found in Georgia is the oldest wine glassware to date. Earlier, the most ancient archaeological evidence of…

Kazakhstan: 420 rental apartments to be built in NKR

2,800 apartments will be commissioned this year in the North Kazakhstan region. At a meeting of the local administration, Chief of the Construction, Architecture and Urban Planning Department Serik Mukhamediyev said that 420 rental apartments would be built for socially vulnerable groups of population. “We plan to continue the construction of affordable credit housing. 1,122…