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Ukraine: Marching at Double Time

Ukraine: Marching at Double Time November 7, 2017

International Specialised Exhibition Arms and Security 2017 organised in Ukraine was a stage for many dilemmas.

Ukraine’s major defence exhibition organised annually, was characterised by remarkable attendance at the national level. Speaking in terms of companies and institutions representing their countries, Ukraine hit the record of 379; this number corresponded to 11 for Poland, nine for the USA, seven for Turkey, five each for China and Germany, four for Pakistan, three for Czechia, two each for France and Israel and one for the UAE. Pakistan was featured at a pavilion, while Turkey assumed the role of key country with its companies seeking collaborations. Making efforts to reach NATO standards, Poland got the opportunity to demonstrate its support to neighbouring Ukraine, which also strives for the same cause. The absence of Roman Romanov, CEO of UkrOboronProm as the most decisive defence industry institution in Ukraine, was felt deeply. Romanov’s preference was to attend AUSA, a similar event in the USA organised around the same date, and to pursue cooperation opportunities for his country. 

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