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Russia, Ukraine to sign deal on aircraft, nuclear power joint ventures

RIA Novosti

16:25 25/10/2010 KIEV, October 25 (RIA Novosti) - Russia and Ukraine will sign agreements on aircraft construction and nuclear power joint ventures following an intergovernmental committee meeting in Kiev on October 27, Ukraine's Prime Minister Mykola Azarov told RIA Novosti on Monday.

"We'll sign a whole number of agreements (at the committee's meeting). So far, it is absolutely evident that there are two of them, on aircraft construction and nuclear power cooperation," Azarov said.

The Russian and Ukrainian prime ministers have already ordered the relevant ministries to organize full-scale cooperation in aircraft construction between the Russian United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and Ukraine's state-run Antonov aircraft manufacturing concern. Initially, the joint venture is expected to work out proposals for integrating UAC and Antonov and providing marketing and after-sales service for Antonov aircraft.

In early October, the Russian Federal Nuclear Power Agency announced Russia and Ukraine were working on a joint venture on uranium enrichment.