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2008-07-17 06:00:33

A specialist Ukrainian military website has described the success of the SALIS (Strategic Airlift Interim Solution) programme, where NATO has been using Ukraine's An-124 military transport aircraft. The website said it regards the programme as an example of mutually beneficial and pragmatic cooperation between Ukraine and NATO and the way forward in furthering this cooperation. The following is the text of the article by Volodymyr Kopchak, entitled "Salis: To retain and multiply" posted on...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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