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    Daily Military Brief, December 26

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    MOSCOW, December 26 (RIA Novosti)

    Below is a summary of the main military-related events in Russia, the CIS and neighboring countries on December 26, 2005

    * Russia is expected to donate 50 armored personnel carriers (APCs) and two Mi-17 transport helicopters to the Palestinian Authority, a source close to the negotiations said

    * Russia's Navy Commander Admiral Vladimir Masorin called statements made by Ukrainian politicians about unscheduled inventory inspection of the Black Sea Fleet bases in Sevastopol and the Crimea unacceptable

    * A Russian Navy official said members of a Ukrainian public organization attempted to illegally enter the guarded territory of the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol

    * The Black Sea Fleet leadership said it would stop subleasing the fleet facilities in Ukraine in 2006

    * The Russian Military Prosecutor's Office said it had dropped bribery charges against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, citing the expiration of the statute of limitations

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