Contents tagged with Armed Forces of Ukraine

  • For the first time in 19 years Ukraine test fires S-300 anti-air system

    Ukrainian anti-air troops used the mobile S-300B1 anti-air missile defense system in a drill for the first time in 19 years,reported Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of General Staff and Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on November 3.

    According to Muzhenko, the results of the training shots “confirmed the possibility of significantly increasing the combat strength in the shortest possible time”. “For the first time in 19 years, there was combat use of the mobile S-300B1 anti-air missile system, …

  • Ukrainian Army adopts the new Vilkha missile system

    The Vilkha missile system has been introduced to the Ukrainian army and its industrial production will start soon, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine wrote on Facebook.

    The new system was developed by Luch, the state design bureau in Kyiv. Experts say that supplies for the troops will start in mid-2019. The Cabinet of Ministers stressed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine “will strengthen its defense capabilities and will be able to effectively combat against the aggressor in the east of the …

  • Ukraine to take part in NATO's largest military exercises

    Representatives of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will take part in one of largest strategic military exercises in the history of NATO, Trident Juncture 2018, which will start in Norway on October 25, reported the Public Relations Office of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    The active phase of Trident Juncture 2018, which involves 45,000 interspecific contingent of troops, will last until November 7. In addition to the 29 countries of the Alliance, military units from Sweden and Finland will also take …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces receive 16 modernized tanks and five new armored vehicles

    Ukrainian Armed Forces received modernized tanks T-80 and T-64BV and the new model of military trucks. A celebratory ceremony took place upon receiving weapons and military equipment for the Armed Forces. The ceremony took place during the visit of National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov to the defense enterprise in Kharkiv, reported the press service of the NSDC.

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council visited Kharkiv’s design and engineering …

  • Russia explains the detention of ships in the Azov Sea as its ‘sovereign right’

    Russia’s Foreign Minister spokesperson Maria explained the detentions and searches of ships in the Sea of Azov, which headed to Ukrainian ports, as “ensuring security” and as its “sovereign right for inland waters."

    "Russia's actions to inspect ships are aimed only at ensuring security in the waters of the Azov Sea and the Kerch Strait. They do not contradict any international laws that apply to the inland water areas. Other states' practices of exercising sovereign rights in respect to inland …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces strengthen their presence in the Azov Sea

    Ukraine reinforced the presence of its Armed Forces along the Azov Sea coast, as stated on Facebook by the Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Serhiy Popko.

    "In response to Russia’s aggressive actions in the Azov Sea, based on the decision of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, we will reinforce the deployed forces, including ground forces, in the direction of the Azov Sea,” he wrote. "To this end, we are taking measures to ensure the full control of the situation in the …

  • Another marine brigade to be established in Ukraine in October

    Another marine brigade will be formed by the end of October 2018. The brigade’s commander and his deputies have already been appointed, stated the Commander of the Ukrainian Naval Infantry, Major General Yuriy Sodol, Radio Svoboda reports.

    Sodol explained that a commander has already been chosen for the brigade and he is now at the permanent base of the brigade at Dachne village of the Bilyaivsky district, which is about 30 kilometers from Odessa.

    "The modern military camp with a dormitory …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces to shoot down drones over military compounds and training ranges

    Servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will shoot down any drones flying over the location of military units and exercises, stated the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

    “All unmanned aerial vehicles observed in the areas where exercises are conducted, over the military units, facilities and test sites will be shot down,” the statement reads. Moreover, the General Staff stated that individuals who launch drones will be detained and held responsible.

    The …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense calls for raising salaries for military personnel

    The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine requested an additional 4.5 billion hryvnias ($ 220 million USD) from the budget to raise salaries for the military, reports, citing a letter from Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

    The Ministry of Defense suggests raising the salary of troops to 9000 hryvnias ($436 USD) and of officers to 15,300 hryvnias ($741 USD) from October 1.

    The letter explained that according to a survey, 36% of servicemen cited …

  • Yarosh’s volunteer army could become part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

    The Joint Forces Operation, Commander Serhiy Nayev and the main commander of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army (UVA), Dmytro Yarosh met in Kramatorsk and discussed the integration of the UVA fighters into the Armed Forces of Ukraine subject to a contract, as reported on the Facebook page of the Joint Forces Operation.

    "The issues of the participation of motivated UVA fighters as part of all types of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (including as part of full unit) on contract basis (including short-term …