Ukraine: new armored recon vehicle Mongoose revealed

Ukraine’s defense giant UkrOboronProm has presented at the annual Arms and Security Expo in Kyiv its new armored reconnaissance vehicle Mongoose. The Mongoose (formerly BRDM-NIK) armored reconnaissance vehicle is a modernized version of the Soviet-built BRDM-2 amphibious armored vehicle developed by the SE “Mykolayiv Armored Plant.” The Mongoose is enhanced with front armor. The hull…

Ukraine: free trade agreement mulled with UK

The United Kingdom intends to deepen economic cooperation with Ukraine after withdrawal from the EU. “We have designated Ukraine as one of the UK’s post-Brexit priority markets, and our ambition is to further improve and liberalize the trading relationship between us,” UK Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox said at the Ukraine Week…

Ukraine: Wizz Air passenger numbers up in summer 2018

During the summer of 2018 Wizz Air carried more than 450,000 passengers on its Ukrainian routes, showing a 145% growth compared with June-August last year. This summer the most popular destinations from Kyiv were Budapest, Memmingen, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Berlin-Schonefeld (Germany), Warsaw and Copenhagen. Wizz Air now offers flights on 42 routes to 12 countries from…

Ukraine: Chornobyl going solar

Ukraine has unveiled a solar plant in Chornobyl, just across from where a power station, now encased in a giant sarcophagus, caused the world’s worst nuclear disaster three decades ago. Built in a contaminated area, which remains largely uninhabitable and where visitors are accompanied by guides carrying radiation meters, 3,800 panels produce energy to power…

Ukraine: capital investments up in H1 2018

Capital investments in Ukraine grew by 26.6% in the first half of 2018 compared with the corresponding period in 2017, First Vice Prime Minister – Minister for Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv stated during Government Question Hour meeting. “Capital investments increased by 26.6% in the first half of 2018 compared with 2017. Almost half…