Contents tagged with Armed Forces of Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Military Command: Separatists are strengthening their combat positions in the Donbas

    The Press Center of the Ukrainian Military command in the Donbass reports via Facebook that the Ukrainian side of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire in the Donbas (JCCC) has discovered that separatists are using the ceasefire to secretly concentrate military equipment and armament within the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine.

    Observers from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in the vicinity of the settlement of Buhaivka in the Luhansk region …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Defense: 255,000 serve in the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    "In 2014, the number of the military serving in the Ukrainian Armed Forces was 150 thousand people, and in 2017, it is already 255 thousand," — stated the Defense Minister of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak, as quoted by the ministry’s website.

    According to the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, only contracted soldiers are stationed in the conflict zone in the Donbas. In 2016-2017, 110 thousand contracted military personnel were recruited.

    Moreover, a reserve force of 150 thousand people with military …

  • Poroshenko approves classified regulation on creation of Ukrainian Special Operations Forces

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko approved a regulation on the Forces of Special Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine specified in the Presidential Decree Number 52/2018 on March 3, Ukrainski Novyny news outlet reports.

    "According to part five of Section 10 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Armed Forces of Ukraine" I order the approval of the Regulation on the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the decree reads. The regulation itself, however, remains classified. …

  • Muzhenko : 50 new generals have appeared in the Armed Forces of Ukraine since the start of the war

    Since the beginning of hostilities on the eastern territory of Ukraine, 50 people in the Armed Forces have been promoted to the rank of General, the head of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Viktor Muzhenko said in an interview with Radio Liberty.

    "Since 2014, we have been awarded 50 generalships. Almost all of them are officers who already had combat experience," he said. According to Muzhenko, today, the main condition for promotion, especially appointment to the main command …

  • US gives Ukrainian military night vision devices worth $5.8 million

    The US handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine 2,500 units of night vision equipment worth $5.8 million. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said, "This equipment is provided to Ukraine free of charge in accordance with the program of security assistance on Ukraine, which is conducted with the support of the US government."

    The report also said that the devices provided are sufficient to equip ten battalions. Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff, said that they will be …

  • Turchynov: in 2017 Ukrainian military advanced 10 km into the territory of the Donbas

    The Ukrainian military advanced their military positions in the Donbas by more than 10 kilometers in 2017, as stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov, Hromadske reports.

    "It's nice to say that both 2016 and 2017 differed from the past in that we did not give up a meter of our land, moreover, our divisions in some areas advanced 10 or more kilometers and improved their positions. This is a fact," Turchynov said.

    According to the Secretary of …

  • Ukrainian President reports on successful test of modernized Pechora air defense system

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, published a new video on his Facebook page. The video shows tests of the modernized S-125M Pechora, a Soviet surface-to-air missile system (SAM system). He added the hashtag #GloryToUkraine to the video.

    The Ukrainian president said, "State Concern Ukroboronprom continues to develop air defence equipment for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Recently, a modernized anti-aircraft missile system C-125M Pechora was successfully tested.”

    According to him, the …

  • Ukrainian military gains control of another village in Donbas

    The Ukrainian military announced that it has taken control of the Novoaleksandrivka village in the Popasna region of the Luhansk province, a village which lies on the demarcation line. This was reported in a Military TV Ukraine story posted on the Defense Ministry’s official website.

    “Since 2015, the fortifications on the outskirts of the village were the extreme positions of the Ukrainian defenders on the one side, and the positions of the pro-Russian militants on the other. Recently the …

  • Ukraine forms new tactical aviation brigade

    At the beginning of 2018, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine formed one more tactical aviation brigade, as reported by the press service of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    "On January 1, 2018, one of the oldest aviation units of the Air Force, a fighter aviation squadron, deployed in Ozerne in the Zhytomyr region was reorganized. It became a tactical aviation brigade. Earlier, the military unit had such a status, but as a result of the reduction process it was …

  • Ukrainian journalist reveals classified information of the Defense Ministry

    Commenting on the information provided by journalist Yury Butusov that the Ukrainian Defense Ministry plans to purchase modern anti-tank weapons and drones, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that any information on the planned supply of weapons to the Ukrainian army is classified, as reported by

    The press service of the General Staff stated that the procurement procedures of the weapons and equipment are determined by the state defense program, which is in force …