Contents tagged with Muzhenko

  • US Government provides IT equipment to Ukrainian Armed Forces

    The press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that its personnel hosted a presentation as part of the United States government's program which intends to provide support to the technology-based solutions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    The ceremony was attended by the United States Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Jovanovich, the Chief of the General Staff and the commanding officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko, the leadership of the Ministry of …

  • Kyiv: Russia completes formation of strike forces near Ukrainian borders

    The Chief of the General Staff and the commanding officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko, has announced that Russia is completing the formation of its strike forces on the border with Ukraine, which together with special-operations military units will form the basis of the invasion forces, Interfax reports.

    "In the current geopolitical realities, we predict military threats from three out of four directions: north, east and south. Russia is completing the formation of the …

  • US again pledges support for Ukrainian Army

    Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and Donald Winter, a strategic adviser on the improvement of the Ukrainian military-industrial sector, discussed the Ukrainian Army's priority needs for armaments and military equipment, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote on Facebook.

    Muzhenko thanked Americans for “constant and informative consultation, advisory, as well as material and technical assistance”. Winter confirmed Washington’s intention …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is ready to deploy troops in case of Russia's direct aggression

    The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Victor Muzhenko stated on Facebook that if there is a threat of a direct invasion by Russia, the General Staff can deploy Joint Forces.   "Today, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) reported to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, preliminary conclusions of the martial law. Firstly, the General Staff can deploy Joint Forces units if there  …

  • 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 …