Contents tagged with Muzhenko

  • Muzhenko: Russia amassing military equipment along Ukrainian border

    The amount of military equipment which Russia has on the Ukrainian border has recently increased dramatically, said Ukrainian Chief of General Staff Viktor Muzhenko.

    “The nature of the deployment (of Russian military groups and equipment) shows that, in the shortest possible time, the corresponding attack groups could be formed, and the direction of their activity would be Ukraine,” Muzhenko said in a broadcast of ICTV. “This is why we are considering more than one direction – the Luhansk and …

  • Ukrainian Army Commander: Russia used military aircraft to attack Ukrainian ships in Kerch Strait

    Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Viktor Muzhenko stated during a speech in the Verkhovna Rada that Russia used combat aircraft and electronic warfare systems against Ukrainian ships.

    According to Dzerkalo Tyzhnia (The Weekly Mirror) on Monday, November 26, Muzhenko presented data showing that Ukrainian armored boats were attacked by a Su-30 fighter. The plane launched two missiles. Ukrainian Naval Command lost contact with the other ships because the Russian military …

  • Ukrainian air assault troops carry out exercises in Zhytomyr

    On Wednesday, November 21, the 95th Assault Brigade held brigade tactical exercises in the Zhytomyr region, marking the first anniversary of the creation of the Air Assault Troops, formerly known as Highly Mobile Landing Troops.

    LB.ua reported that the practical part of the drills began with a hypothetical air strike. Then, servicemen with military equipment parachuted out of an Il-26 and An-26 transport planes. On the ground, the paratroopers practiced how to fight when ambushed, walk through …

  • Muzhenko: if the situation in Donbas escalates Ukrainian army will be strengthened with more than a hundred thousand reservists

    If the situation in eastern Ukraine escalates, more than 100,000 reservists are ready to replenish Ukrainian Armed Forces. Over the period of six waves of mobilization, more than 200,000 people were called up for service that then resigned or signed contracts. A large number have already completed their service and now they form the basis of the stand-by reserve, said the chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Viktor Muzhenko in an interview with Ukrinform.

    He noted that a serious …

  • Muzhenko: during Russia’s annexation of Crimea Ukraine sent 8,000 troops to neighboring Kherson region

    When the Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014, 8,000 servicemen were transferred to the Kherson region, as reported by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko on Bloger.FM radio.

    "There was already an understanding that this would not end with peaceful annexation, that there still would be confrontation. And at that time a decision was made to create the appropriate military formation along the border and I had to build a force to operate on the southern …

  • Muzhenko: Ukraine has sent the list of weapons it needs to US

    The Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko stated that Ukraine had agreed with the United States on the list of weapons and expects a corresponding political decision from the US.

    "All the lists have been submitted. Everything is agreed on our end. We are waiting for a political decision. The provision of armaments will send a clear signal to all countries, including NATO members, that such supplies can be provided to Ukraine," said Muzhenko in an interview with …

  • Muzhenko: Ukraine could lose 12,000 soldiers in 10 days in Donbas power struggle

    Chief of General Staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko pointed out that the Armed Forces are ready for a forceful resolution of the Donbas issue, if the matter is considered in terms of weaponry and control systems. According to preliminary estimates, ten days of an operation using aircraft could result in the loss of 10-12,000 soldiers, 3,000 of whom will be killed. He explained this to reporters on Thursday, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.

    However, Muzhenko doubts that the Ukrainian society is ready …

  • National Security Committee of Ukrainian Parliament demands dismissal of Chief of Staff Muzhenko

    The Committee on National Security and Defense of the Verkhovna Rada decided to propose to President Petro Poroshenko that Chief of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko be dismissed. The deputies believe that he made systematic miscalculations connected with safe storage of ammunition, which eventually led to explosions in warehouses in Balakliia, Kalynivka and others.

    This decision was made at a meeting of the committee on Wednesday.

    The committee also proposed to dismiss the head of the Law …

  • Muzhenko: Nine Ukrainian battalions are now compatible with NATO

    At the moment, nine Ukrainian battalions are already compatible with NATO troops, said the chief of the General Staff, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Victor Muzhenko.

    "Preparation of battalions is going on with the help of foreign specialists, which began in 2015. There are instructors and military personnel from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Poland in Ukraine today. We have reached the appropriate compatibility at least in nine …

  • Media: Turchynov demands resignation of Muzhenko

    After the incident at the artillery depots in Kalynivka, NSDC (National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov demanded the resignation of the Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Viktor Muzhenko, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine citing its sources.

    The demand for Muzhenko’s resignation made by the Secretary of the National Security Council resulted in an emergency meeting of the Military Cabinet on September 27th.

    According to Interfax- …