Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
March 2008 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Bush in Kyiv to Encourage NATO Membership for Ukraine, Georgia VOA 31 Mar 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush has arrived in Ukraine - the first stop on a European tour that will also take him to Croatia, Russia and the NATO summit in Romania
- Bush to discuss Ukraine's NATO bid in Kiev RIA Novosti 31 Mar 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush is due to arrive in Kiev late on Monday evening for a two-day state visit which is expected to see him discuss Ukraine's bid for NATO membership with President Viktor Yushchenko.
- Ukraine signs deal with U.S. firm on nuclear fuel supplies RIA Novosti 31 Mar 2008 -- Ukraine's nuclear power utility Energoatom said on Monday it had signed a contract with the U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric Company on fuel supplies for its nuclear power plants.
- NATO: Georgian, Ukrainian MAP Bids Likely To Go The Wire At Summit RFE/RL 27 Mar 2008 -- One week before NATO leaders convene in Bucharest, Georgian officials have traveled to the alliance's headquarters in Brussels for a last-gasp bid to secure their country a Membership Action Plan (MAP), seen as a virtual guarantee of future membership.
- Ukraine to sign deals with U.S. to gain nuclear independence RIA Novosti 26 Mar 2008 -- Kiev will sign deals with U.S. firms on March 30 on supplies of nuclear fuel, and on equipment deliveries paving the way for Ukraine's own enrichment capability, the energy minister said on Wednesday.
- Poland eyes German support for Ukraine's NATO membership bid IRNA 26 Mar 2008 -- Polish President Lech Kaczynski is reportedly seeking German support for Ukraine's NATO membership campaign, the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper said Wednesday.
- Bush to Discuss Ukraine's Controversial NATO Bid VOA 24 Mar 2008 -- The White House says President Bush will use his trip to Ukraine, Romania, and Croatia next week to try to show support for freedom and democracy in the region and to help the NATO alliance confront 21st century challenges
- Pentagon: Georgia, Ukraine May Not Join NATO for Years VOA 21 Mar 2008 -- The Pentagon says U.S. support for efforts by Georgia and Ukraine to join NATO does not necessarily mean the countries will join the alliance anytime soon
- Ukrainians remain opposed to NATO membership - survey RIA Novosti 17 Mar 2008 -- Only 11.1% of Ukrainians polled in a survey published on Monday said they supported the country's drive to join NATO, while almost 36% said they would vote against the plans if a referendum were held.
- Ukraine: Gas Crisis Averted, But Underlying Problems Remain RFE/RL 06 Mar 2008 -- Russia on March 5 resumed natural-gas supplies to Ukraine, ending the latest gas feud between the ex-Soviet neighbors.
- Kazakhstan: Ukraine Wins Promises Of Cooperation, But No Energy Deal RFE/RL 06 Mar 2008 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko arrived in Kazakhstan hoping to secure new deals for Kazakh energy supplies, but he is set to leave with no agreement for more natural gas or oil anytime soon.
- Ukraine: Yushchenko Seeks Energy Imports In Kazakhstan RFE/RL 05 Mar 2008 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko is on a visit to Kazakhstan this week, ostensibly to help kick off the "Year of Ukraine in Kazakhstan."
- Ukraine, Russia Resolve Gas Dispute RFE/RL 05 Mar 2008 -- Europe heaved a sigh of relief on March 5 as Ukraine and Russia clinched a deal to resolve a bitter dispute threatening to disrupt natural-gas supplies to European markets.
- Ukraine: Gazprom Urges Kyiv To Resolve Gas Dispute RFE/RL 05 Mar 2008 -- Western Europe is watching warily as Russia and Ukraine lock horns in a new standoff that threatens to disrupt the flow of natural gas to European customers.
- Gazprom resumes gas supplies to Ukraine in full RIA Novosti 05 Mar 2008 -- Russian natural gas giant Gazprom resumed on Wednesday full gas supplies to Ukraine after a two-day reduction in deliveries, the company's spokesman said.
- Repair work starts on Chernobyl protective shelter RIA Novosti 04 Mar 2008 -- Atomstroyexport, a Russian nuclear power plant construction company, has begun work to extend the service life of the Chernobyl protective shelter, the company said in a press-release on Tuesday.