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Ukraine Finds Diamond Field


http://gdb.rferl.org/9bea6002-3fd9-47e5-9940-fd360cc5e54d_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/9bea6002-3fd9-47e5-9940-fd360cc5e54d_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) 30 December 2005 -- Ukraine announced today the discovery of a large diamond field in the center of the country.


A statement from the president's office quoting Ecology and Natural Resources Minister Pavlo Ignatenko said the quality of the diamonds found in the Kirovograd region matched those produced by world leaders South Africa and Russia.


The statement said more details would be forthcoming in the New Year.


(AFP)

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