The trade turnover between Russia and Ukraine amounted to $4.2bn in thefirst half of 2002, Valery Kirinyachenko, deputy head of the Ukrainiantrade and economic mission in Russia, reported at a press conference inMoscow today. He specified that exports from Ukraine to Russia made up$1.4bn and imports from Russia to Ukraine were at $2.8bn.According to Kirinyachenko, Russia is a leading trade and economic partnerof Ukraine. In the total volume of Ukraine's exports, supplies to Russiamade up 17.7 percent, while exports to Turkey were at 8 percent, to Italy -at 5.2 percent, to China - at 4.4 percent and to Germany - at 4.3 percent.The Ukrainian official reported that the foreign trade turnover of Ukrainewent up 2.3 percent in the first six months of this year versus thecorresponding period of 2001 and amounted to $15.778bn.Imports from Russia to Ukraine made up 36.1 percent of the total volume ofimports. Imports from Germany reached 9.5 percent and from the USA - 3.5percent..
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Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not flee from Bakhmut (the Russian name of the city is Artemovsk). Instead, they fight for city at the cost of very serious losses