Contents tagged with Armed Forces of Ukraine

  • Russia has placed 72 Ukrainian soldiers under investigation over the past three years

    In an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin said that since 2014, agents of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation have initiated 146 criminal cases against 72 officials of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, including 20 persons from ranks of Ukraine’s highest military leadership.

    "For three years, Ukrainian military personnel have repeatedly fired at civilian objects, including houses, schools, and hospitals in the …

  • Georgian Legion Commander: we moved to another brigade within Ukrainian Armed Forces

    The "Georgian Legion" taking part in the military operation of the Ukrainian Army in the Donbas did not leave the Ukrainian Armed Forces; rather, the unit moved to another brigade, said the Legion’s commander, Mamuka Mamulashvili, RBC news agency reports.

    "[The issue] was an internal conflict with the leadership of the 54th brigade, which we left. We moved to another brigade with a more competent commander. The ‘Georgian Legion’ will not leave Ukraine until the war is won and until the …

  • Media: Ukrainian Armed Forces getting ready to train operators of Javelin anti-tank missile systems

    This January, the Armed Forces of Ukraine intend to start selecting military personnel to work with the Javelin, the American portable antitank surface-to-air missile, according to the information published on the Ukrainian Military Pages website.

    “Preparation of the candidates will start on January 15 at the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Ground Forces Academy. It will include language training so candidates can build the necessary level of English,” the website writes.

    Upon acquiring …

  • Non-combat losses of Ukrainian Army in 2017 amount to 98 people

    Last year, irreversible non-battle casualties of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbas amounted to 98 dead servicemen, according to the response of the Ministry of Defense to an inquiry from 112.ua news channel. In addition, 178 servicemen were injured under non-combat circumstances in the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation- acronym used for Ukrainian military operation in the Donbas) zone in 2017.

    As of December 18, the irreversible losses of the Ukrainian army since the beginning of 2017 …

  • Ukrainian military command denies existence of 'Georgian Legion'

    A statement on Facebook by the 54th Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces claims that there was never a "Georgian Legion" division serving as part of the Ukrainian Army.

    "We note that a separate unit under the name ‘Georgian Legion’ does not exist within 54th Separate Mechanized Brigade. Dozens of citizens of other countries voluntarily signed contracts for military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and have conscientiously served as part of active units at military …

  • ‘Georgian Legion’ leaves Ukrainian Armed Forces

    The Georgian National Legion, which is fighting in the Donbas as part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, declared they were withdrawing from the 54th brigade because of the "incompetence and illegal actions of its command", as stated in a Facebook post of the military the unit.

    "On December 20, 2017, the entire Georgian Legion left the 54th Brigade because of the incompetence of commander Oleksiy Maystrenko and his entourage, as well as illegal orders issued by him. We will relay the details of …

  • Ukraine creates military medical directorate

    The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has created a single body for controlling medical support, the Defense Ministry’s website reported.

    “The primary goal of the creation of the new structure is to establish an effective system of medical support in accordance with the requirements of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and NATO standards. The central military medical department of the Ministry of Defense is in the process of disbanding,” the report states.

    The Main Military Medicine …

  • Muzhenko: during Russia’s annexation of Crimea Ukraine sent 8,000 troops to neighboring Kherson region

    When the Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014, 8,000 servicemen were transferred to the Kherson region, as reported by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko on Bloger.FM radio.

    "There was already an understanding that this would not end with peaceful annexation, that there still would be confrontation. And at that time a decision was made to create the appropriate military formation along the border and I had to build a force to operate on the southern …

  • Ukrainian soldiers of the 54th Brigade captured a Russian-made flamethrower in a fight with separatists

    On Thursday, December 7, the soldiers of the 54th Brigade took a Russian-made Shmel (“Flamethrower”) from the invaders reported journalist Andriy Tsaplienko on his Facebook page.

    "A fresh trophy. A Shmel flamethrower. Russian-manufactured. These guys, the fighters of the 54th Brigade captured it today from enemy saboteurs. The latter planned to burn one of the Ukrainian positions from 400 meters. You might ask: ‘How do I know this exact figure?’ Let me explain. The sight of this "Shaitan-tube" …

  • General Ben Hodges: In its training U.S. army uses expertise of Ukrainian military in fighting Russia

    The commander of U.S. forces in Europe, Ben Hodges, said that the American army learned a great deal from the Ukrainian military, which was engaged in battles involving Russian artillery, missiles, drones and Russian electronic warfare. He said this in an interview with news agency European Pravda during the Lviv Security Forum.

    “And not only do we value this experience, but all (of the allies) took it into account and incorporated it into their training systems. The Ukrainians’ experience …