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The New York Times has examined the problems at Antonov, the once-mighty manufacturer which is now labouring under challenging political conditions. With Ukraine’s economy expected to shrink by more than 6.5% this year, and all military sales to Russia halted, Antonov appears to be struggling, surviving for the most part on its income from aircraft leasing. Internally too, it is facing difficulty as it becomes the object of a battle between various state departments.

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