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November 2008 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Ukraine's Yushchenko elected party leader, could run for PM RIA Novosti 29 Nov 2008 -- Ukraine's president was formally elected leader of the People's Union Our Ukraine party on Saturday, which means he could top the party list in early parliamentary elections and run for prime minister, a lawmaker said.
- Putin says Ukraine must pay gas bill before new contract signed RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2008 -- The Russian prime minister told his Ukrainian counterpart Yulia Tymoshenko on Thursday that Kiev must pay off its natural gas debt to Russia before a 2009 supply contract can be signed.
- Ukraine's pro-presidential party head says PM 'conspiring' RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2008 -- The head of a Ukrainian pro-presidential party said on Thursday he suspected the premier of conspiracy to set up a rival coalition after she called on the country's president to revive the democratic alliance.
- Ukraine denies military build up on Russian border RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2008 -- The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said on Thursday it would strengthen its troop numbers along its borders with all foreign states, rather than with Russia alone.
- Interview: NATO Foreign Ministers Unlikely to Push Georgia, Ukraine Membership cfr.org 25 Nov 2008 -- Interviewee: Robert E. Hunter, Senior Adviser, RAND Corporation
- Economist Says IMF Can Handle Spate Of Aid Requests, For Now RFE/RL 24 Nov 2008 -- Two months ago, Iceland became the first country whose economy collapsed because of the global economic crisis, and it became the first to apply for aid from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
- Ukraine Remembers Victims of Famine 75 Years Later VOA 22 Nov 2008 -- Leaders from around the world Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of the famine that the ripped through the Ukraine in the early 1930s, as Ukrainian leaders seek to bring more attention to the plight of the millions who died from hunger.
- Gates Notes Ukraine’s Progress, Hopes for Change in Russia AFPS 13 Nov 2008 -- Ukraine is making progress, but still has a long way to go before becoming a full member of NATO, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.
- NATO Defense Ministers Discuss Ukraine AFPS 13 Nov 2008 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his fellow NATO defense ministers are getting down to business today in consultations on Ukraine’s course toward membership in the alliance.
- Prospects For Ukraine In NATO Remain Dim In Tallinn RFE/RL 13 Nov 2008-- Defense ministers from NATO states and Ukraine met in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, to discuss Kyiv's prospects for eventual membership in the alliance
- NATO membership plan would add stability to Ukraine - minister RIA Novosti 13 Nov 2008 -- Ukraine's defense minister told a NATO gathering on Thursday that an action plan paving the way to alliance membership would help curb political instability in the country, Ukrainian media reported.
- Ukraine set to beef up military presence in Sevastopol RIA Novosti 12 Nov 2008 -- Ukraine is increasing its marine group and forming three air defense units in Sevastopol following the conflict between Georgia and Russia in the South Caucasus, a naval officer said on Wednesday.
- Ukrainian parliament approves speaker's resignation RIA Novosti 12 Nov 2008 -- Ukraine's parliament approved on Wednesday the resignation of pro-presidential Speaker Arseniy Yatsenyuk, a move that analysts say could pave the way for the dismissal of the prime minister and her cabinet.
- Gates Seeks To Reassure Baltics, Ukraine At NATO Meeting RFE/RL 12 Nov 2008 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, for a NATO meeting on November 13 that originally he was not scheduled to attend but which has now taken on symbolic importance
- Gates to Participate in NATO-Ukraine Meeting AFPS 11 Nov 2008 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will show U.S. support for Ukraine’s NATO aspirations and for allies in Eastern Europe by participating in the NATO-Ukraine Consultations in Tallinn, Estonia tomorrow.
- Ukraine's NATO Bid Increases Tensions with Moscow VOA 10 Nov 2008 -- Tensions between Ukraine and Russia have increased during the past year partly as a result of a move by Ukrainian leaders to join NATO's Membership Action Plan, a step that has drawn strong Russian opposition.
- With Obama Win, NATO Prospects For Ukraine, Georgia Appear To Shift RFE/RL 07 Nov 2008 -- Barack Obama's election may have prompted celebrations from Chicago to Nairobi
- U.S. warship leaves Ukrainian port RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2008 -- A U.S. warship left Ukraine's Black Sea port of Sevastopol on Friday morning after a short stay.
- Moving Forward In U.S.-Ukraine Relations RFE/RL 06 Nov 2008
- Libya seeking arms deals with Ukraine - Qaddafi RIA Novosti 06 Nov 2008 -- Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi said on Thursday his country was considering buying Ukrainian-made weaponry for defense purposes.
- Ukrainian, Libyan leaders discuss oil, military cooperation RIA Novosti 04 Nov 2008 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and visiting Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi discussed bilateral cooperation on Tuesday, particularly in the oil and military-technical spheres.
- Elections only solution to Ukraine political crisis - Yushchenko RIA Novosti 03 Nov 2008 -- Ukrainian President Yushchenko: Lack of trust in PM Tymoshenko means elections the only way out of political crisis.
- Somali pirates demand $5 mln ransom for Ukrainian ship crew RIA Novosti 01 Nov 2008 -- Pirates holding MV Faina will release the ship with its crew within 2 days if a ransom of at least $5 million is paid.