Contents tagged with Armed Forces of Ukraine

  • Ukrainian President promises zero tolerance for corruption

    During an interview on ICTV on Sunday 10 March, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to guarantee zero tolerance for corruption and punishment for anyone who steals.

    Poroshenko said that for five years, constant, systematic work has been done to combat corruption, and that today the situation has improved considerably.

    “I want to remind everyone what the situation was like in the defense industry and the army in 2014 – everyone had been stealing the entire time since the start of …

  • Ukrainian military test surface-to-air missiles near annexed Crimea

    The press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported that the Ukrainian military tested air defense systems in the Kherson region. The exercises using modernized 2К12-2D Kub and BM9K330 Tor air defense systems were conducted at Yahorlyk test range, near the annexed Crimea.  

    “Tests of the modernized air defense systems, which are being brought back to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, are in the final phase. It will give us the opportunity to form new units, to significantly increase …

  • Ukraine to send two landing ships to the Sea of Azov

    During a press briefing, the deputy chief of the Department of Defense Planning of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Vyacheslav Demyanenko announced that in 2019 an artillery boat and two landing ships would be added to the six small armored artillery boats of the Ukrainian naval forces in the Sea of Azov.

    “The Navy has received six small armored artillery boats. In the current year it is planned to include one more artillery boat and two Kentavr landing ships. The development …

  • Sea Breeze 2019 international exercises to be held in three southern regions of Ukraine

    The international military exercises Sea Breeze 2019 will be held in Mykolaiv, Kherson and Odessa regions in the north-western part of the Black Sea, the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported.

    During the preparatory conference, in Odessa, the participating countries clarified training tasks, developed a scenario and training plan, prepared the leadership headquarters for in accordance with NATO standards.

    According to the plan of exercises, the current Ukrainian-American …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian Armed Forces to receive 20 new types of weapons in 2019

    In 2019, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry is planning to provide 20 new weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Those plans are specified in the state defense procurement program for this year, said Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak. 

    "For me, personally, the state defense procurement program for this year is very optimistic because it provides delivery of at least 20 types of weapons to the Armed Forces which they did not have before. It is a good sign for us all that we are moving forward and …

  • 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 …