Contents tagged with Javelin

  • Poroshenko shows video of first Javelin shots in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian military has fired the  first training shots of the American Javelin anti-tank systems. President Petro Poroshenko was present at the tests. He emphasized that the systems are defensive in nature, and will only be used if the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) are attacked. A video of the tests was published on Poroshenko’s personal Facebook page.

    “Finally this day has arrived!” the video clip on the Ukrainian president’s Facebook page is titled. “Today for the first …

  • US Navy Officer: delivery of Javelin missile systems to Ukraine is only a symbolic step

    In a broadcast of the program Edge of War, US Navy Captain (Ret.) Gary Tabach expressed the view that the US allocation of Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine is more a symbol than a necessity.

    "I believe that this is more of a symbol that shows that the US and President Donald Trump are very serious about this and are ready to give weapons that can strike Russian tanks. This is a small amount of Javelin [weapons] and shells for them, but Ukraine does not need them; Ukraine cannot be …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko to participate in testing of Javelin missile systems

    Iryna Lutsenko, an MP from the Petro Poroshenko Solidarity Bloc and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s Representative to the Verkhovna Rada, said during the Coordination Board meeting that Poroshenko will participate in testing of the Javelin systems through the end of May.

    "The past two weeks have brought results on the part of the President. First of all, [there is] the strengthening of sanctions on the part of the US, [as well as the] continuation and expansion [of the sanctions] in the …

  • 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 general: Ratio of Javelin missile systems to Russian tanks in the Donbas is 1 to 3, but Ukraine has thousands of its own anti-tank systems

    The ratio of American Javelin anti-tank missile systems to tanks in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) is approximately 1 to 3, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine also has Corsar and Stugna systems, as stated by ex-deputy head of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General Igor Romanenko, in an interview with InfoResist.

    “There are 210 missiles in two corps of the so-called republic. There are about 700 tanks and more than 1,000 armored vehicles. Additionally, I'm not saying that they can be used on …

  • Ukrainian President confirms the arrival of Javelin missile systems from the US

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko confirmed the delivery of Javelin anti-tank missile systems from the United States to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    "I welcome the keen interest—both in Ukraine and abroad—in the delivery of the Javelin systems to us. I can only confirm that yes, the long-awaited weapons arrived in the Ukrainian army and significantly strengthened the powerful deterrent effect of our combat capability and Euro-Atlantic security. We continue to work on strengthening our …

  • American Senator: US to provide weapons to Ukraine for self-defense

    Radio Liberty reports that Rob Portman, a Republican US senator, has said that the United States will provide Ukraine with defensive weapons, including Javelin anti-missile systems, in order to enable the country to defend itself against aggression by Russia and pro-Russian militants.

    “I think the right thing for the United States [and] for others to do on behalf of Ukraine is to allow them to purchase weapons to be able to defend themselves, including these new weapons that are being …

  • US State Department approves sale of Javelin missile systems to Ukraine

    The US Department of State has approved the sale of 37 Javelin anti-tank weapons systems and 210 missiles to Ukraine in exchange for $47 million, Radio Liberty reports.

    "The Javelin system will help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity in order to meet its national defense requirements. Ukraine will have no difficulty absorbing this system into its armed forces," the Pentagon's March 1 statement reads.

    The Department said that the …

  • President Poroshenko: Javelin anti-tank missile systems are expected to arrive in Ukraine soon

     During a cabinet meeting of the National Security and Defense Council held to discuss the recently approved bill: On Specifics of the State Policy to Ensure State Sovereignty of Ukraine Over the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions (Donbas), the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko spoke about the forthcoming weapons supply from the US.

    “We have positive news as we can see a long-awaited defense weapon coming soon,” Poroshenko said at the meeting and promised to …