Russia: flight tactic exercise with naval aviation crews starts at the Baltic Fleet

Crews of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation are practicing intercepting and eliminating aerial targets, searching for submarines of the simulated enemy, and performing bombardment in naval and ground ranges in course of the flight tactic exercise. More than 500 servicemen, over 20 Su-27 fighters, Su-24 bombers, Mi-24, Mi-8 and Ka-27 helicopters, and An-26 transports are…

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Ukraine: Silk Road development discussed with Kazakhstan

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has discussed with his Kazakh counterpart Erlan Idrissov prospects for development of transport connection between the two countries, the Ukrainian foreign ministry’s press service reports. “The ministers stressed that one of the top priority tasks for the further development of the Ukrainian-Kazakh cooperation was an increase in transport capacity, in…

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Belarus to issue more transit licenses for cargo companies of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey

Belarus will issue more for-fee transit licenses for cargo companies of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. The Ministry of Transport of Belarus adopted a relevant resolution to increase the quota on transit licenses for cargo companies from the aforementioned states. The number of transit licenses for cargo companies from Azerbaijan has been increased from 800 to…

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Ukraine: sugar exports up in 2015/2016

The national association of sugar producers Ukrtsukor has assessed sugar exports from Ukraine for 2015/2016 agricultural year (September-August) at 113,000 tons, up by 3% YoY. According to the association, in money terms sugar exports in 2015/2016 agri-year totaled $52.6 million, not taking into account white sugar made from imported cane raw sugar on a tolling…

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Kazakhstan: future of Central Asia’s water resources discussed in Almaty

Organized by the World Bank, the Central Asia Water Future Forum and Expo is being held in the Kazakh city of Almaty on September 19-22. The event has reportedly brought together over 200 policy makers and practitioners from governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan, the international community of water practitioners, as well…

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World: TAP announces new appointment

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG hired Ulrike Andres as its new Commercial & External Affairs Director. Andres has held a number of management roles at a senior level in the oil and gas industry and joins TAP from the Transalpine Pipeline Group – Europe’s largest pipeline company transporting crude oil from Trieste to eight central…

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Tajikistan: surplus electricity supplied to Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan has begun supplying surplus electricity to the neighboring Kyrgyzstan after all. According to Barqi Tojik (Tajikistan’s national integrated power company), about 14% of electricity generated in Tajikistan last month was exported to the neighboring countries, including Kyrgyzstan. Last month, Tajikistan reportedly supplied 10.2 million kWh of surplus electricity to Kyrgyzstan, down by 32.2 million…

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Belarus: Omani businessmen seek cooperation with mechanical engineering companies

Omani businessmen show interest in establishing cooperation with Belarusian mechanical engineering companies, Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Vladimir Ulakhovich said. “Omani businessmen show interest in the flagship companies of our mechanical engineering industry. First economy class MAZ buses have already been shipped to this country. An agreement has also been…

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