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…

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…

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…

Ukraine: corn production to increase in 2018

In 2018 the harvest volumes of corn in Ukraine will increase by 19.4% YoY, and total nearly 29.5 million tons, declared the First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Maksym Martynyuk. According to him, in 2018-2019 MY the exports volumes will total 22 million tons. Also, Ukraine will increase the production of…

Ukraine: Russian banks challenging asset freeze

Banks with Russian capital in Ukraine have filed cassation complaints against the Kyiv Court of Appeal ruling to freeze their assets. The Civil Cassation Court of the Supreme Court received respective complaints on September 14. As reported, businessman Ihor Kolomoisky achieved the freeze on the assets of three Russian state-owned banks in Ukraine in order…

Ukraine: Kiev region begins sugar beet harvesting

In parallel with late cereals and legumes harvesting Kiev region has begun sugar beet harvesting. As of September 13 in Kiev region agrarians started late cereals, legumes and technical crops harvesting, Kyiv Regional State Administration reported on its Facebook page. That 36.9 thousand tons of sugar beet have been harvested with the average yield of…