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2010-09-17 13:00:00

KIEV, Ukraine, September 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and the President of Russia Dmitriy Medvedev take part in the International Road Rally "Avtoprobeg" taking place between the two biggest European countries. Meeting "behind the wheels" the two Heads of State not only demonstrate the warming climate in the two countries' relationship, but set a new trend in high profile meetings between national leaders. Photo:...

2008-08-11 21:00:03

Text of report by Russian state news agency RIA Novosti Moscow, 11 August: Russian Foreign Minister has told Ukrainian parliament speaker Arseniy Yatsenyuk by phone today that Russian Black Sea Fleet ships were off Abkhazia's coast to protect Russians and support peacekeepers, the Russian Foreign Ministry's information and press department said. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said earlier it reserved the right not to allow the Russian Black Sea Fleet's ships, which are now off the...

2008-07-29 12:01:02

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 29 July: The Vitse-Admiral Zakharyin minesweeper, a fundamentally new mine defence vessel, has joined the Novorossiysk naval base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. ITAR-TASS has learned at the Black Sea Fleet information and public relations service that "the Vitse-Admiral Zakharyin is a new concept of a mine defence ship, whose mine sweeping methods are absolutely different from those used until now". "This project has for...

2006-02-03 12:43:43

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Ukraine is pushing for an invitation to join NATO within two years, despite tense relations with Moscow and the presence of a major Russian naval base on its territory, a senior official said on Friday. "We would like to receive the invitation to NATO membership, let's say in 2008. That would require from us very hard work," Deputy Foreign Minister Anton Buteiko told Reuters. He was speaking in Berlin after meeting German...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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