Against you-know-whom. Not that Russia’s Putin, who has been mysteriously inconspicuous for several weeks (as though holed up in a bunker somewhere while his citizens need reassurance about recent events not far from their southern border), would acknowledge it. Ankara and Kiev are plotting to heat things up for Moscow in Crimea and, now with thousands of foreign fighters in Afghanistan freed up for new deployments, in Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia as well. But Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, himself in hiding for weeks, assures the world that Russia has no plans to invade Afghanistan. The world can heave a collective sigh of relief.

Ukrainian delegation to visit IDEF 2021 arms exhibition in Turkey

A Ukrainian delegation, headed by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Strategic Industries Oleh Urusky, will visit the IDEF 2021 defense exhibit which will be held in Turkey on August 17-20.

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During the visit, a number of official meetings have been scheduled with heads of Turkish government agencies and leading Turkish and other foreign defense companies. Also, the delegation will see the latest models of weapons and military equipment presented at IDEF 2021.

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The joint exposition of the state-owned Ukroboronprom defense conglomerate, organized by SE Ukrspetsexport, will feature products of Ukrainian defense companies – the Skif anti-tank guided missile system, Vilkha guided propelled rocket, Kvitnyk-E guided homing projectile with automatic laser aiming, Neptun R-360 cruise missile, and others.

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Ukraine will also showcase prototypes of the 1760KR composite floating dock with a submarine, the Bohomol rocket artillery boat, the Kaira-150 multifunctional boat, etc.