Vladimir Gorbulin, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said yesterday that the sale of Ukrainian T-80UD tanks to Pakistan was "an internal affair of Ukraine." He was responding to criticism of the deal leveled the previous day by Russian deputy prime minister Oleg Davydov. (See Monitor, February 19) Countering Davydov’s threat to stop Russian firms from exporting components for the tanks, Gorbulin asked what would happen if "Ukraine stops delivering docking modules for Russian spacecraft." (Interfax, February 20)
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