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April 2008 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Russia wants to sign nuclear fuel contract with Ukraine in 2008 RIA Novosti 28 Apr 2008 -- Russia plans to complete talks on a new contract for nuclear fuel supplies to Ukraine for 2010-2025 later this year, Russia's deputy nuclear chief said on Monday.
- Chornobyl: In Disaster's Wake, A Fading Legacy Of 'Green' Awareness RFE/RL 25 Apr 2008 -- In late 2002, the government of Kazakhstan was putting the finishing touches on a plan to import and store nuclear waste from other countries.
- Ukraine launches first nuclear waste disposal unit RIA Novosti 23 Apr 2008 -- Ukraine's president opened the country's first unit of a nuclear waste disposal center at the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the presidential administration said on Wednesday.
- Ukraine clarifies statement on Black Sea fleet withdrawal talksRIA Novosti 17 Apr 2008 -- Ukraine's Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday that Russia has been invited to start talks in June on the withdrawal of its fleet from the Crimea, but said Moscow has yet to reply to the proposal.
- Ukraine Reacts to Perceived Russian Threats VOA 16 Apr 2008 -- The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has protested a series of recent statements by senior Russian officials that appear to threaten the integrity and security of Ukraine
- Lavrov rejects rumors of Putin's threats against Ukraine RIA Novosti 15 Apr 2008 -- Russia's top diplomat gave assurances on Tuesday that in a recent speech to NATO leaders, President Vladimir Putin did not seek to undermine the sovereignty of Ukraine.
- Lavrov assures Kiev that Putin respects Ukraine's sovereignty RIA Novosti 15 Apr 2008 -- Russia's top diplomat gave assurances on Tuesday that in a recent speech to NATO leaders, President Vladimir Putin did not seek to undermine the sovereignty of Ukraine.
- Analysis: Russia Prepares For Lengthy Battle Over Ukraine RFE/RL 15 Apr 2008 -- Russia's pro-Kremlin mass media lauded the recent NATO decision in Bucharest to delay issuing Membership Action Plans (MAPs) to Ukraine and Georgia, hailing it as a victory for departing President Vladimir Putin.
- Ukraine concludes peacekeepers rotation in Kosovo RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2008 -- Ukrainian peacekeepers serving as part of a joint Polish-Ukraine battalion in Kosovo will end their tour of duty Monday and will be replaced by a new rotation, the defense ministry said.
- Ukraine displeased with Russia's statements regarding NATO RIA Novosti 12 Apr 2008 -- Ukraine's Foreign Ministry demanded Saturday that Russian authorities "stop the practice of threats" to Kiev.
- Commentary: Did Ukraine And Georgia Lose A NATO Battle, Or The War? RFE/RL 11 Apr 2008 -- The general consensus following the recent NATO summit was that Georgia and Ukraine fell victim to a power struggle within the alliance between the United States and "new Europe" on one side, and Germany and France on the other.
- Ukraine: EU Official Says Political System Holds Kyiv Back RFE/RL 08 Apr 2008 -- Ukraine's troubles in integrating with the West can be attributed to a lack of "political solidity."
- NATO: On Georgia And Ukraine, A Meeting Of 'Old' And 'New' Minds RFE/RL 04 Apr 2008 -- Officials from NATO member states headed to the Bucharest summit prepared for a tough fight.
- NATO: Czech FM Explains The Georgia, Ukraine Compromise RFE/RL 04 Apr 2008 -- NATO's decision to deny Georgia and Ukraine a Membership Action Plan but offer a promise of eventual alliance membership surprised many observers
- NATO Welcomes Croatia, Albania, But Asks Ukraine, Georgia, Macedonia To Wait RFE/RL 03 Apr 2008 -- Speaking today at NATO's summit in Bucharest, Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said the alliance wants to welcome Ukraine and Georgia as members someday
- NATO puts off membership plan for Georgia, Ukraine RIA Novosti 03 Apr 2008 -- NATO members meeting at a summit in Romania have decided to postpone offering the former Soviet republics of Georgia and Ukraine the chance to join the alliance's Membership Action Plan (MAP).
- Lukashenko says NATO expansion inevitable RIA Novosti 03 Apr 2008 -- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday that the admission of Ukraine and Georgia to NATO was inevitable, and that Belarus should strengthen its defense capacity accordingly.
- Bush Supports Ukrainian, Georgian Aspirations for NATO Membership AFPS 01 Apr 2008 -- President Bush strongly endorsed Ukraine's and Georgia's aspirations to join NATO during a news conference with reporters in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv today.
- NATO Looks to Expand Membership at Bucharest Summit AFPS 01 Apr 2008 -- For only the sixth time in its 59-year history, NATO is poised to expand its membership this week.
- Ukraine: Bush Backs Kyiv's NATO Bid Ahead Of Summit RFE/RL 01 Apr 2008 -- As NATO prepares to debate putting Ukraine and Georgia on track for membership, U.S. President George W. Bush has reiterated his support for Ukraine's efforts to join the alliance.
- Bush signals support for Ukraine, Georgia NATO bids RIA Novosti 01 Apr 2008 -- The United States supports Ukraine and Georgia's bids to join NATO and will not be influenced by Russia's opposition to the plans, the American president said on Tuesday.
- Bush Praises Ukraine Democracy, Calls for Path to NATO Membership VOA 01 Apr 2008 -- U.S. President George W. Bush says he strongly supports a bid by Ukraine and Georgia to start the process of NATO membership
- Russia warns Ukraine against NATO membership RIA Novosti 01 Apr 2008 -- Ukraine's admission to NATO will have a negative impact on European security and on Kiev's relations with Moscow, a Russian deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday.
- Ukraine president pledges referendum on NATO membership RIA Novosti 01 Apr 2008 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko reiterated on Tuesday his promise to hold a referendum on the country's entry to NATO, but pledged his support for membership in the alliance.