Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom have agreed to increase direct flight frequency, from to five to up to fourteen flights per week by the end of the year, reports the Kazakh Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA). This news was released after negotiations in London on 24 and 25 May.
The "importance and complexity" of the negotiations was particularly acute as the current agreement between the UK and Kazakhstan, which allowed for five direct flights per week between London and Almaty, was due to expire on 15 June.
On Friday (26 May), Georgia is celebrating the 105th anniversary of the establishment of the first Democratic Republic of Georgia.
The Democratic Republic of Georgia declared independence from the short-lived Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic (TDFR), which consisted of much of the present-day territory of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, on 26 May 1918. Two days later, both Armenia and Azerbaijan also declared independence from the TDFR, which was formed in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1917.
EU High Representative Josep Borrell announced yesterday on Tuesday (23 May) that the European Union has supplied Ukraine with 220,000 rounds of ammunition and 1,300 missiles from exisiting EU stocks since 20 March.
Speaking at a press conference following the meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers on defense, Borrell recalled that on 20 March the EU decided to allocate €2bn for the supply of 1 million artillery rounds for Ukraine over the next 12 months. EU member states would supply Ukraine from their own stocks, and the EU would reimburse them.