July 17 - According to reports in the international media, Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov is looking for new international partners after ceasing to do business with Russia following months of political tension.

A report by Reuters suggests that Antonov has stopped cooperating with Russia, due to the situation in Ukraine following Russia's annexation of Crimea having a detrimental effect on its business.

In that report, Dmytro Kiva, Antonov's president and general designer is reported to have said talks were ongoing with a number of large Western companies.

Antonov confirmed that the company "is working on widening its international cooperation".