Contents tagged with Armed Forces of Ukraine

  • Russia explains the detention of ships in the Azov Sea as its ‘sovereign right’

    Russia’s Foreign Minister spokesperson Maria explained the detentions and searches of ships in the Sea of Azov, which headed to Ukrainian ports, as “ensuring security” and as its “sovereign right for inland waters."

    "Russia's actions to inspect ships are aimed only at ensuring security in the waters of the Azov Sea and the Kerch Strait. They do not contradict any international laws that apply to the inland water areas. Other states' practices of exercising sovereign rights in respect to inland …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces strengthen their presence in the Azov Sea

    Ukraine reinforced the presence of its Armed Forces along the Azov Sea coast, as stated on Facebook by the Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Serhiy Popko.

    "In response to Russia’s aggressive actions in the Azov Sea, based on the decision of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, we will reinforce the deployed forces, including ground forces, in the direction of the Azov Sea,” he wrote. "To this end, we are taking measures to ensure the full control of the situation in the …

  • Another marine brigade to be established in Ukraine in October

    Another marine brigade will be formed by the end of October 2018. The brigade’s commander and his deputies have already been appointed, stated the Commander of the Ukrainian Naval Infantry, Major General Yuriy Sodol, Radio Svoboda reports.

    Sodol explained that a commander has already been chosen for the brigade and he is now at the permanent base of the brigade at Dachne village of the Bilyaivsky district, which is about 30 kilometers from Odessa.

    "The modern military camp with a dormitory …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces to shoot down drones over military compounds and training ranges

    Servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will shoot down any drones flying over the location of military units and exercises, stated the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

    “All unmanned aerial vehicles observed in the areas where exercises are conducted, over the military units, facilities and test sites will be shot down,” the statement reads. Moreover, the General Staff stated that individuals who launch drones will be detained and held responsible.

    The …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense calls for raising salaries for military personnel

    The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine requested an additional 4.5 billion hryvnias ($ 220 million USD) from the budget to raise salaries for the military, ukrmilitary.com reports, citing a letter from Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

    The Ministry of Defense suggests raising the salary of troops to 9000 hryvnias ($436 USD) and of officers to 15,300 hryvnias ($741 USD) from October 1.

    The letter explained that according to a survey, 36% of servicemen cited …

  • Yarosh’s volunteer army could become part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

    The Joint Forces Operation, Commander Serhiy Nayev and the main commander of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army (UVA), Dmytro Yarosh met in Kramatorsk and discussed the integration of the UVA fighters into the Armed Forces of Ukraine subject to a contract, as reported on the Facebook page of the Joint Forces Operation.

    "The issues of the participation of motivated UVA fighters as part of all types of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (including as part of full unit) on contract basis (including short-term …

  • Ukrainian President: Portion of French helicopters will be sent to Ukraine’s Armed Forces and Health Care Services

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that it is necessary to ensure that a portion of the helicopters, which are supplied to Ukraine by the French company Airbus Helicopters, be allocated to meet the needs of Ukraine’s Armed Forces as well as for Health Care in mountainous areas of Ukraine.

    According to a report by the President’s press-service, Poroshenko recently met with the Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even, the Senior Vice President and Head of the European Region at Airbus …

  • Ukraine's counter-intelligence detains Ukrainian soldier who previously served in DPR

    The Joint Forces Operation (JFO) counter-intelligence service of Ukraine detained a contract soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who previously worked for so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). According to the Ukrainian military, the soldier took part in prosecution of the Ukrainian citizens of Ukraine in the Donetsk region during his service in DPR’s militia.

    “As a result of the operation, a resident of the Kherson region has been detained,” the report stated. “The detainee joined pro- …

  • 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 …