Contents tagged with Armed Forces of Ukraine

  • Ukraine to significantly increase defense and national security expenditures

    In accordance with the proposals of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, in 2018, Ukraine will allocate 163 billion hryvnia ($6.2 billion) for national security and defense needs, which is 20 billion hryvnia ($767 million) more than was allocated this year. This was announced on September 13 during a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine led by President Petro Poroshenko, the presidential press service reported.

    Poroshenko noted that despite the aggression against …

  • Ukraine begins large-scale assembly of reserve paratroopers

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have begun to assemble highly mobile paratrooper forces, Ukrinform reported with reference to the AFU General Staff press service.

    “In the Dnipropetrovsk and Lviv provinces, large-scale military gatherings have begun with reservists from the rapid first phase reserve of two military command brigades of highly mobile AFU paratrooper forces,” the report states.

    The military commissariats have summoned rapid reservists in such numbers as to bring the staff of …

  • Volker: During his visit, US Secretary of Defense brought military equipment for Ukrainian Army

    Kurt Volker, Special Representative of the US Department of State for Ukraine, said that US Secretary of Defense James Mattis brought military equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine during his visit to Ukraine on August 23-24.

    “I agree that ministers of defense don’t arrive empty handed. The defense minister (J. Mattis) brought certain defensive equipment for the Ukrainian army,” Volker said in an interview for the TV channel Pryama.

    The special representative commented that the US will …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine begins technical re-equipment of the army

    President Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukraine is launching a program of technical modernization for the army.

    "We must bring our weapons to the level of the 21st century," the president said at the opening of an arms show in the center of Kyiv on Wednesday.

    "Scientists, instructors, [and] heads of defense enterprises face important tasks in developing and setting up the production of new missile weapons, cruise missile systems, modern artillery systems, precision munitions, unmanned aerial …

  • Ukrainian military command: Ukrainian Armed Forces do not capture territories specified in the Minsk Agreements

    Information about the alleged advancement of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbas is false, according to the statement of press center of the Ukrainian military command in the Donbass, posted on Facebook.

    "In social networks, false information continues to be spread, alleging that the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are moving forward and occupying new positions along the front line," the press center noted.

    Thus, the information has been circulated that the military …

  • Ukrainian military command: Ukrainian military advised not to visit Crimea

    Work is being done among Ukrainian military personnel, including those who have been placed in reserve, to explain the undesirability of traveling to the occupied territories, including the Crimea. This was announced on August 17 by Vladislav Seleznev, spokesperson for the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in a broadcast of the Ukrainian Radio Svoboda’s program “Your Freedom”, while commenting on the arrests of former Ukrainian soldiers whom the Russian law enforcement officials …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense: Ukrainian Armed Forces will receive more than 10,000 units of military equipment in 2017

    According to the needs determined by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, plans have been made to supply more than ten thousand weapons and units of military equipment to the troops in 2017, as stated by Major-General Oleg Shevchuk, the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    He noted that the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense expects to purchase new and modernized weapons and military equipment from the Ukrainian military manufacturers and, in particular, …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense introduces a new unified system of logistics support

    In an attempt to ensure the reliable provision of resource needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other defense components, the Ministry of Defense has introduced a unified system of logistics support.

    The Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Major-General Oleg Shevchuk said that the Main Logistics Directorate is currently being formed in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The next stage would be the formation of the Logistics Forces Command out of Armament, Logistics and …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense: 28 combat units have been trained according to advanced NATO standards

    The press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense reported that 28 military units from its Armed Forces were trained according to NATO standards by instructors from Canada, Great Britain, the USA, Lithuania and Poland.

    The report said that, “in 2017, 297 instructors were trained to Alliance standards. Overall, since the beginning of the military reform, about 1,200 military instructors have been trained, 600 of which had the benefit of foreign coaches’ participation.”

    The Ministry also …

  • Poland to supply optics for Ukrainian Armed Forces armored vehicles

    The Polish state-owned company PCO S.A. will help modernize the optoelectronic equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    According to a press release by Ukroboronprom, the contract states that Poland will supply modern optical and electronic equipment to Ukraine – including optical sights, periscopes and night vision devices – in order to re-equip more than 30 armored vehicles, including the BMP-1, BMP-1KSH, and BRM-1K.

    The report notes that the signing of the contract was preceded by almost …