• Ukraine and Turkey intend to create next-generation combat drone

    The  next-generation combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Akinci will be one of the first projects of the joint venture created by the Ukrainian state-owned company Ukrspecexport, and the Turkish Baykar Defense company, reports the press-service of the Ukrainian national defense concern Ukroboronprom.

    "The project is executed through the cooperation of the largest defense companies of Ukraine and Turkey", - said the General Director of the concern Pavlo Bukin.

    According to Ukroboronprom, the …

  • Ukraine aims to increase arms exports fivefold by 2025

    Ukraine plans to grow its arms exports to $2 billion by 2025, Aivaras Abromavicius, chairperson of the advisory board of the Ukrainian state-owned defense conglomerate UkrOboronProm, told Censor.net in an interview.

    “In exports we have set ourselves an ambitious goal – to grow by a factor of five by 2025. The world arms market is nearly $2 trillion per year. We want to export $2 billion per year,” he said.

    According to him, the most promising areas for military exports are the aircraft and …

  • Ukraine and Moldova plan to start importing gas from Romania in 2020

    Ukraine and Moldova will be able to import gas from Romania through Isakcha-1-Orlovka connection point in the South Odessa region from January 1, 2020, reports Ukrainian national gas transit company Ukrtransgaz on its webpage.

    "Ukrtransgaz and Moldovagaz, together with gas transport systems operators of other countries agreed on the necessary technical solutions for creating new import capacities based on the Trans-Balkan pipeline system in the South-North direction (reverse through the …

  • Putin tells Macron about talks with Ukrainian President Zelensky

    Before meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he would inform him about his talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, RIA Novosti reported.

    Putin said that his recent conversations with Zelensky are worth mentioning to Macron because they contained “matters that can be discussed”. He also added that his phone calls with Zelensky inspire “a cautious optimism”.

    At the same time, Macron said that he intended to discuss the possibility …

  • Head of Ukraine’s ruling party expresses doubt for quick end of conflict in Donbas

    The head of the Ukrainian party Servant of the People, Dmytro Razumkov, said in an interview with nv.ua news outlet, that even though the newly elected Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is expected to end the military conflict in the Donbas soon, it won't be possible to achieve results quickly.

    According to Razumkov, the Parliament is not responsible for such decisions. "This is a long way that the whole country must go, all of us together," said Razumkov.

    In early August Razumkov said that the …