Contents tagged with Armed Forces of Ukraine

  • Ukraine may increase its contingent in Afghanistan

    Ukrainian servicemen will continue to participate in the NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, and the Ukrainian contingent may be increased three-fold, Ukraine's Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak reported.

    "The Armed Forces of Ukraine have been performing tasks in the Republic of Afghanistan for eleven years; we will also continue to participate in the mission’s operation. We are willing to increase contribution and to provide additional personnel to the headquarters of the mission – …

  • LPR militants capture two Ukrainian soldiers

    A sabotage group of the pro-Russian forces captured two soldiers from the 14th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during a military assignment, reported the press service of the 14th Mechanized Brigade on Facebook.

    “On May 26, two of our soldiers were treacherously captured by a sabotage and reconnaissance group of the enemy while they were advancing to a forward observation post. For a week, nothing was known about the fate of our soldiers. The enemy did not make such a …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko orders more antitank systems sent to Donbas

    In a Twitter post, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that, at a military meeting in Yavoriv, he ordered that brigades at the contact line be reinforced with Stugna anti-tank missile systems.

    The Stugna anti-tank missile system was developed by the design company Luch in 2010. The basic version consists of a launcher mounted on a tripod, a missile container, an aiming device, and a remote control that allows the operator to launch from a distance. It is considered to be the Ukrainian …

  • Ukrainian soldiers explain how they captured pro-Russian militants in Donbas

    On May 20, Ukrainian soldiers captured three separatists during a raid in the vicinity of Holmivskyi in the Donetsk province. The captured fighters claimed that in the “armed forces” of the so-called “people’s republics” when they join the “ranks” their documents are taken away, and they are paid meager wages, the TSN reports.

    The Ukrainian soldiers were able to approach the sepratists’ positions towards evening; it says a lot that the fighters were able to come close without a single shot …

  • Ukrainian military advance 2 km into the Donbas

    The Ukrainian military advanced more than 2 km into separatist territory and secured new positions, radically changing the situation at one stretch of the front line, volunteer Yuriy Mysyagin wrote on Facebook.

    "Within the territory of the Joint Forces Operation, one of the infantry battalions of one of the brigades of the Armed Forces was simply forced to improve and secure its front line positions due to the systematic shelling by the separatists. By moving their footholds, the battalion …

  • Ukrainian volunteer: difficult commanders and lack of career possibilities force thousands of soldiers to leave Ukrainian army

    The primary problem of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is the staff policy, which is causing decent individuals to leave the army en masse. A statement to this effect was made on Facebook by activist Olha Reshetylova, coordinator of the Media Initiative for Human Rights.Reshetylova came to this conclusion after talking to a general who said that Ukraine cannot get “normal commanders” anywhere.

    “I know personally (and every volunteer knows) dozens of normal combat officers who have snapped and left …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces suffer casualties in an ambush in the Donbas

    On Sunday, May 6, Ukrainian military were ambushed by the separatists and triggered a land mine. One soldier was killed and two more were injured, the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) posted on Facebook.

    "On May 6, during a patrol of the defended area, a group of servicemen from a mechanized battalion operating in the Horlivka area was ambushed. An unknown explosive device was installed on the patrol route. As a result of the explosion, one soldier was killed and two wounded," …

  • US forbids Ukraine from using Javelin missile systems in Donbas

    The U.S. imposed restrictions on the use of Javelin anti-tank missile systems in the Donbas, which Washington supplied to Ukraine, as stated by Georgiy Tuka, the deputy minister for the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons of Ukraine, on the Pryamoy channel.

    According to him, one of the terms of the contract to supply the missile systems was “not to use these complexes directly on the contact line.”

    At the same time, Tuka stressed that the ban can be canceled “at …

  • Former Pentagon official: Javelin missile systems will deter Russian tanks but only reforms will change the Armed Forces of Ukraine

    The former assistant to the deputy head of the Pentagon on Ukraine and Eurasia, Michael Carpenter approved of the transfer of American Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine. "On a moral, political, tactical and strategic level, this is the right decision and it will help Ukraine defend against Russia's unyielding war of aggression, which has claimed over 10,000 lives," he wrote on Twitter.

    He noted that "Javelins are useful weapons that will have a limited deterrent effect but they won' …

  • Ukrainian military command states its forces are ready for Joint Force Operation in the Donbas

    In a recent interview with the Facts program, Serhiy Nayev, the Commander of the Joint Forces, stated that Ukrainian forces are ready for joint force operations, Interfax-Ukraine reports. According to Nayev, the forces and capacities of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the National Guard, and National Police of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO)—now under the command of the Joint Operation Headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine—are ready to perform tasks as needed.

    “All …