Contents tagged with Poltorak

  • Russian oligarch Deripaska offers $600,000 reward to journalists who investigate sanctions against him

    The oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s lawyers plan to set up a 600 thousand dollars reward for journalists who will investigate why the United States imposed sanctions against the Russian businessman, writes The Financial Times, citing its own sources.

    According to the international daily newspaper, Deripaska, the founder of one of Russia's largest industrial groups, intends to refute the charges, which the United States used to impose restrictive measures against him.

    “Congress craves more blood ... …

  • Kyiv: Russia moved another battalion group to the Ukrainian border

    The Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Stepan Poltorak, announced that Russia moved an additional battle group to the border of Ukraine after the first round of presidential elections.

    According to the minister, the Russian Federation is increasing the number of military troops along the border with Ukraine. The battalion tactical group transfer took place after the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine.

    Poltorak noted that the Russian forces changed their tactics in the Donbas. They …

  • In the event of a victory Poroshenko will only keep 2 of his current ministers

    The current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said that he does not intend to dismiss Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak or Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the conclusion of the presidential election.  

    “I am not planning to have either the Minister of Defense or the Minister of Foreign Affairs resign,” said Poroshenko who had come to face off in a debate against Zelensky at Olympiyskiy stadium.

    He emphasized that the country has a parliamentary-presidential form of government in which …

  • Ukraine receives a shipment of American Hummer trucks

    A shipment of 35 Hummer combat vehicles arrived in Odessa from the USA, announced the Ukrainian Defense Minister, Stepan Poltorak at a meeting with the military personnel of the 58th separate motorized infantry brigade in Konotop.

    “Of these, 20 are armoured vehicles, which will go to combat units, and 15 are ambulance vehicles,” the minister said, as quoted by the press service of the Defense Ministry.

    According to Poltorak, the USA has provided over 400 million dollars assistance to Ukraine. …

  • Defence Minister Poltorak: Ukraine will continue sending its ships through the Kerch Strait

    Ukrainian ships will continue navigation through the Kerch Strait, stated Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak during the 12th Kyiv Security Forum. The Defense Minister stated that abandoning the navigation through the Kerch strait would mean that Ukraine surrenders the Sea of Azov and its territory.

    “We will carry out the navigation through the Kerch Strait, because if we abandon such voyages, it will mean that we abandon the Sea of Azov and our territory,” said Stepan Poltorak. …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces to test two missile systems in the Odessa region

    Ukrainian Armed Forces are planning to test two missile systems in the Odessa region said Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak at a briefing in Odessa, as reeported on the website of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

    "In the coming days, two missile systems will be tested in the Odessa region, and we hope that these tests will be successful, increasing the capabilities and effectiveness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in protecting the coast and land territory," said Poltorak.

    Poltorak …

  • Ukrainian President promises to begin missile program if reelected

    During a speech in Kyiv that was broadcast by the TV channel 112 Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to start implementing the renewed military missile program if he wins the upcoming presidential elections.

    Poroshenko said that at the start of his first term as president he had to “look for not only helmets and bulletproof vests for the army, but even pants, socks and linen”. “Our road to peace is through the further reinforcement of the army,” he observed. He also promised …

  • Poroshenko announces new Ukrainian missile program following collapse of Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Following the withdrawal of Russia and the US from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Ukraine intends to develop new missile weaponry, announced Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at a session of the Cherkasy regional development council, Ukrinform reports.

    “Russia has de facto violated the INF Treaty, and the US has legally withdrawn from it, and we have also been relieved of certain obligations which we complied with previously. We are no longer bound by any restrictions …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: NATO ships to visit Ukrainian ports on monthly basis

    After a visit to the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said that he expects NATO ships to visit Ukrainian ports nearly every month in 2019.

    “This year, NATO’s naval presence in the Black Sea will be significantly stepped up. Nearly every month, ships both from NATO’s permanent naval groups and those of key allies will visit Ukrainian ports, also for the purpose of conducting joint exercises with Ukraine’s Navy,” Poltorak explained.

    He noted that ships …

  • President Poroshenko: In the next five years Ukraine will receive a decision on NATO membership

    In an interview with television channel Ukraina, President Petro Poroshenko stated that he is confident that in the next five years Ukraine will receive a decision regarding NATO membership. 

    “We must meet the criteria for membership in the European Union… and meet the criteria regarding NATO membership. I am sure that by that time (in 5 years) we will already have an action plan regarding NATO membership, we will have a decision regarding Ukraine receiving membership,” said Poroshenko, …