Ukraine: number of electric cars growing

Over 7,000 electric vehicles have been registered in Ukraine and their number grows annually, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources posted on Twitter. “The number of registered electric vehicles in Ukraine grows every year. In general, there are 7,439 electric vehicles in the country,” reads the report. The Ministry of Ecology reminded that the…

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Ukraine: state debt down in May 2018

In May the overall government-guaranteed state debt of Ukraine decreased by $0.79 billion, to $76.26 billion, the Finance Ministry’s press service reports. According the ministry, the state debt in hryvnia equivalent over the reporting month declined by UAH 27.97 billion, to UAH 1.993 trillion. Earlier the National Bank reported it expected the state debt reduction…

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Kazakhstan: salt exports up in Q1 2018

The volume of Kazakhstan’s salt exports in January-March grew by 27% YoY. The export turnover reached 39,400 tons in the first quarter, the message reads. In January-May Kazakhstan produced 88,900 tons of salt, up by 6.7% YoY. Kyzylorda region accounts for 99.9% of Kazakhstan’s salt production for the giant plant Araltuz is located there. Araltuz…

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Georgia: Stingers to follow Javelins

The Acting Defense Minister Levan Izoria told lawmakers on June 20 that in the near future Georgia would receive the most modern, man-portable air defense system – FIM-92 Stingers – from the United States. Izoria said that together with Javelins, the new systems would significantly empower the country’s self-defense capabilities. Stinger (FIM-92) is a man-portable…

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Belarus: localization at BelGee at 50%

Localization at the Belarusian-Chinese car manufacturing joint venture BelGee has reached virtually 50%. Belarusian Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk made the relevant statement. When asked when the joint venture would reach the 50% localization target, the official noted: “We have virtually reached the goal.” Vitaly Vovk said that two enterprises were launched together with the holding…

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