Contents tagged with Armed Forces of Ukraine

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian soldier captured by pro-Russian militants in the Donbas

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed the fact that a soldier of the 128th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade of Zakarpattia was captured by pro-Russian militants in the Donbas, reported the Brigade’s press-service on Facebook on Thursday, January 3.

    The separatists’ website published a video of the captured Ukrainian soldier. The Brigade Command confirmed that it was indeed their soldier, Andriy Kachynskyi from Berestivka village of the Volodymyrets district in the Rivne region. Kachynskyi …

  • Ukraine puts its cyber forces in combat mode

    Russia orchestrated a powerful DDoS attack on the Ukrainian Defense Ministry website at the same time as its border guards were attacking and capturing the Ukrainian boats in the Kerch Strait, said Major General Volodymyr Rapko, head of the Ukrainian General Staff’s Main Directorate for Communications and Information Systems, at a press conference on Monday, December 17.

    “In the entire state cybersecurity system, the Armed Forces of Ukraine hold one of the leading places. The relevant …

  • Ukraine tests new cruise missile

    The Ukrainian-made Neptun cruise missile has been successfully tested in the Odessa province, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak announced on Wednesday, December 5.

    Ukrainian cruise missiles launched from the new Neptun coastal anti-ship systems were successfully tested for range and accuracy against above-water targets, and important results were obtained during the exercise.

    “The task that was set today for the cruise missiles was to test the range and accuracy of destroying above- …

  • Turchynov: Russia concentrating its military forces along Ukrainian borders

    During an emergency meeting in Kyiv, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, stated that along the land borders of Ukraine and Russia, units of the Russian Armed Forces carry out training, perhaps for the invasion of Ukraine.  

    Turchynov noted that for five years Kremlin has been waging an undeclared war against Ukraine, but today for the first time, Moscow has attacked Ukrainian troops not disguising itself as various groups like “ …

  • President Poroshenko promises new weapons to Ukrainian paratroopers

    The Air Assault Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive new types of weapons soon, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated during a meeting with the staff of Ukraine’s Air Assault Forces after the completion of military exercises in the Zhytomyr Oblast, Interfax Ukraine reported.

     “The pace of rearmament does not fully meet our needs. I want to assure that the government  will do everything to solve these problems as soon as possible,” Poroshenko said.

    In addition, he noted …

  • 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 …