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August 2011 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Ukrainian Opposition Parties Mull Possible Coordination, Alliances RFE/RL 29 Aug 2011 -- Ukrainian opposition parties are discussing possible joint actions ahead of the new political season this fall.
- Ukraine Marks 20 Years Of Independence RFE/RL 24 Aug 2011 -- Ukraine today marks 20 years of independence.
- EU 'Concerned' About Mysterious Tymoshenko Health Reports RFE/RL 19 Aug 2011 -- The European Union has expressed concern about reports that jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko may be ill and called on Kyiv to provide her with adequate and independent medical care
- Tymoshenko's arrest stain on Ukrainian legal system - Yushchenko RIA Novosti 19 Aug 2011 -- The arrest of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko and other opposition politicians is a disgrace to the national court system, ex-president Viktor Yushchenko said on Friday.
- Ukraine's Former President Testifies At Highly Charged Tymoshenko Trial RFE/RL 17 Aug 2011 -- Cries of 'shame!' greeted Ukraine's former president, Viktor Yushchenko, as he entered a Kyiv court to testify against his former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, in her abuse-of-power trial.
- Ukraine develops 'world class infrared seeker' RIA Novosti 16 Aug 2011 -- Ukraine's Arsenal Design Bureau said on Tuesday that it had developed a world class sensitive infrared seeker for use on anti-ship missiles.
- Tymoshenko says fears for safety in prison RIA Novosti 13 Aug 2011 -- Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, detained on August 5 following a motion by prosecutors, is afraid of being killed while in prison, Tymoshenko told EUobserver in an interview, published late on Friday.
- Kiev Court says Tymoshenko arrest cannot be appealed RIA Novosti 12 Aug 2011 -- The Kiev Appeals Court refused to accept an appeal against the arrest of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
- Tymoshenko Remains In Custody After Court Ruling RFE/RL 12 Aug 2011 -- Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is to remain in custody after a court refused to hear her appeal against police detention.
- Ukraine may privatize defense companies says premier RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2011 -- Ukraine may privatize some of its defense enterprises, although strategic defense companies are likely to remain in state hands.
- Ukraine's President Vows Non-Interference in Tymoshenko Trial VOA 11 Aug 2011 -- Ukrainian President Yanukovych has rejected calls to intervene in the trial of former PM Tymoshenko.
- Ukrainian court rejects again Tymoshenko’s release petitions RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2011 -- A Kiev district court rejected for the fifth time a release petition filed on behalf of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
- US Ambassador to Ukraine Asks for Meeting With Tymoshenko VOA 10 Aug 2011 -- The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine has asked the country's Foreign Ministry for the opportunity to meet with former PM Tymoshenko.
- Even In Prison, Tymoshenko Keeping Up Appearances RFE/RL 10 Aug 2011 -- Former PM Tymoshenko appeared in court and showing no signs of the rigors of prison life.
- Trial Resumes Of Former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko RFE/RL 10 Aug 2011 -- Former Ukrainian PM Tymoshenko has criticized the country's prosecutors as serving a "machine of repression."
- Court refuses to readmit Tymoshenko’s lawyer RIA Novosti 10 Aug 2011 -- The court in the trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko refused to allow Tymoshenko`s defense lawyer Sergey Vlasenko to return to defending her.
- U.S. Calls For Ukraine Review Of Tymoshenko Arrest RFE/RL 09 Aug 2011 -- The United States has issued a new call for Ukrainian authorities to review the arrest of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
- Jailing of Opposition Leader Stirs Debate in Ukraine VOA 08 Aug 2011 -- Ignoring American, European and Russian criticism, a Ukrainian judge kept the nation’s leading opposition politician in jail.
- Tymoshenko Protests Continue In Ukraine, As Interested Moscow Looks On RFE/RL 08 Aug 2011 -- As her trial resumed on August 8, the former prime minister expressed optimism the case would end in her favor.
- Ukrainian Judge Refuses To Free Tymoshenko From Custody RFE/RL 08 Aug 2011 -- A judge has rejected a request by former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's lawyers to free her from police detention.
- Court rejects Tymoshenko's release petitions RIA Novosti 08 Aug 2011 -- A Kiev district court rejected release petitions on Monday filed on behalf of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko after her arrest three days ago.
- Tymoshenko trial raises serious concerns - EC RIA Novosti 08 Aug 2011 -- The trial and arrest of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is a cause for "great concern," the head of a European Commission delegation to Ukraine said.
- Britain, U.S. Concerned Over Ex-Ukraine Prime Minister Arrest RFE/RL 07 Aug 2011 -- Britain and the United States have expressed concern over the detention of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko by a judge in her ongoing abuse trial.
- Police cordon off Tymoshenko supporters tent camp in Ukrainian RIA Novosti 07 Aug 2011 -- Police on Sunday cordoned off a tent camp set up in the center of the Ukrainian capital by supporters of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to demonstrate their protest against her arrest.
- Yulia Tymoshenko supporters' tent camp in Kiev RIA Novosti 07 Aug 2011 -- A Ukrainian court in Kiev ruled on Sunday to prohibit mass demonstrations at places where supporters of the country's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko have been gathering in protest against her arrest.
- Ukraine lawmaker in emergency Tymoshenko parliament debate call RIA Novosti 06 Aug 2011 -- The Ukrainian parliament's vice-speaker has called for an emergency debate on the detention of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on a judge's orders for violating court rules during her trial for abuse of office in Kiev.
- Ukraine's opposition calls for creating nationwide Resistance RIA Novosti 06 Aug 2011 -- Ukraine's leading opposition party, Batkivshchyna (Fatherland), whose leader Yulia Tymoshenko was arrested on Friday, called for creation of the nationwide Resistance Committee, party's first deputy chairman, Alexander Turchinov said on Saturday.
- U.S., Ukrainian forces close out Rapid Trident 2011 Army News 05 Aug 2011 -- After two weeks of multi-national airborne operations and training, Rapid Trident 2011 came to a close at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here Aug. 5.
- For paratroopers, Rapid Trident 2011 more than multinational exercise Army News 05 Aug 2011 -- Paratroopers have a long and storied history, from their experimental beginnings to the famous Band of Brothers of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II, to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team's 'Sky Soldiers' of Vietnam and Iraq. If there is anything that history has shown it's that wherever there is conflict, there are paratroopers.
- Paratroopers from several nations come together in Ukraine during Rapid Trident 2011 Army News 05 Aug 2011 -- Rapid Trident 2011 is about building lasting international partnerships and friendships, in addition to its military goals. To that end, Soldiers from all 13 nations at the exercise attended a dinner at the parade field here, July 30, for a night without training to get to know one another.
- Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Tymoshenko Arrested RFE/RL 05 Aug 2011 -- Police in a Kyiv courthouse surrounded Yulia Tymoshenko, the charismatic former Prime Minister of Ukraine, and escorted her into a law-enforcement vehicle after a judge ordered her arrest.
- Ukrainian ex-premier Tymoshenko arrested RIA Novosti 05 Aug 2011 -- A Ukrainian court in Kiev sanctioned on Friday the arrest of the country's former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko.
- Ukraine's Tymoshenko no longer understands Russian RIA Novosti 05 Aug 2011 -- Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, on trial over the 2009 gas deal with Russia, demanded during a court session on Friday that testimony given by the country's current premier, Mykola Azarov, in Russian be translated into Ukrainian.