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Four Siemens 1200 kW electric motors power world’s largest truck; all-wheel drive

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BelAZ (based in Belarus) wanted this to not only be the biggest truck in the world but also to carry 25% more payload than the world’s biggest dump truck at the time. It weighs 360 tons when empty and can transport around 450 tonnes of cargo, a volume that corresponds to a fully loaded Airbus A380 airplane. Click to enlarge.

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Elon Musk has provided 12,000 Starlink dishes to Ukraine

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The 1994 agreement ensured that the sovereignty and national borders of Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan would be respected. The Russian president most likely made the assumption when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hinted that he would withdraw from the 1994 Budapest Memorandum. Ukraine destroyed the rest of the weapons.

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Estonian PPP GoSwift wins global Transport Award for smart border crossing point service; traffic queue management

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Following the success of the Estonian project, the same queuing service has been implemented at five Lithuanian border crossing points and at one Finnish border point on crossings to Russia and Belarus. ITF’s Annual Summit is the world’s largest gathering of transport ministers and the leading global platform for dialogue on transport policy.

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UNECE to align heavy-duty vehicle engine emissions requirements with Euro VI

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The amendment to Regulation Nº 49 (which covers the emission of pollutants by heavy duty vehicle engines) of the 1958 UNECE agreement on vehicle type approval and its mutual recognition will allow all non-EU parties to the agreement, including Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Norway, the Russian Federation, Serbia, (..)

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Stories of the War in Ukraine: Volodymyr

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Therefore, together we try to fight fake information, even as we fight fear from sirens, from roadblocks, from military equipment, from the sound of explosions… The main thing I want to achieve is to inform all my acquaintances in Russia and Belarus about what is happening in Ukraine.

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Biofuels to help clean up Chernobyl land

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The Belarus government has teamed up with Irish firm Greenfield to build one of Europe’s largest bioethanol plants which would convert crops grown on contaminated land into fuel. Tags: Biofuels Belarus bio-ethanol biofuel Chernobyl crop Edie Greenfield plant. According to online resource, the Environmental Data [.].

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Opinion: Ukraine’s Next Crisis? Economic [and energy] Disaster

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This has led to an electricity crisis that can only be staunched by cutting domestic production along with exports to Europe, Crimea, and Belarus—or worse, getting more imports from Russia. The Ukrainian military’s showdown with separatists in the industrial east has forced coal mines to severely cut production or close down entirely.

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