Contents tagged with Turchynov

  • Turchynov: murder of Okuyeva was ordered by Russia

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov said that the murder of Amina Okuyeva, a volunteer of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, was an ordered professional hit executed by a Russian killer, UNIAN reports.

    On October 30, Amina Okuyeva was killed at a railway crossing near the town of Hlevakha not far from Kyiv. Her car was shot at by unknown assailants. Okuyeva died as a result of a shot in the head. Her husband Adam Osmayev was with her at the time, and he was …

  • Turchynov: Russia could launch a full-scale military operation against Ukraine at any time

    The Russian Federation has built up a powerful military infrastructure on its border with Ukraine and can launch large-scale combat activities against Ukraine at any moment, Chairperson of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said.

    “Putin’s order will be enough to launch a full-size war against Ukraine, but that decision would be least guided by Ukraine’s actions. Rather, a much more important factor that weighs on the decisions regarding foreign …

  • Turchynov and NATO Secretary General meet in Brussels to discuss ways to ‘counter Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine’

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the headquarters of the Alliance in Brussels, as reported on the official website of the NSDC.

    "During the talks, the sides discussed the issue of countering Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and the hybrid threats that our country is now facing," noted the statement. According to Turchynov, Ukraine, when compared to 2014, presently has a qualitatively …

  • Turchynov: Ukraine to start serial production of multiple rocket launcher systems

    Ukraine plans to start the serial production of multiple rocket launcher systems in 2018, as stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, 112 Ukraine reports.

    "We have already resolved the deficit that arose in the armed forces after 2014 concerning the provision of rocket launcher systems. This is very important for us, because this problem worsened when we lost a significant part of our ammunition in the arsenals. We hope that mass …

  • Turchynov: Ukrainian Armed Forces are ready to counterattack in the Donbas

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready to improve their positions in the Donbas, according to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov, as reported on the National Security and Defense Council site.

    According to Turchynov, the Russian military was forced to transfer additional forces to the separatist-held part of the Donbass in order to maintain control over the situation due to the confrontation with criminal groups that are part of the separatist …

  • 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- …

  • Turchynov: Ukraine will monitor withdrawal of Russian troops from Belarus after Zapad-2017 exercises

    Ukraine will monitor the withdrawal of Russian troops from Belarus after the completion of the Zapad-2017 exercises.

    This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov, as reported on the site of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC).

    “On September 21, after the completion of combat training in the Zapad-2017 exercises, Russian personnel, military equipment and weapons from the ranges located in the territory of Belarus will leave. Ukraine …

  • Turchynov: Russia rehearsed massive ballistic missile strike to conclude Zapad-2017 drills

    At the final stage of the Zapad 2017 military exercises, Russia rehearsed a massive nuclear missile strike, involving the forces and equipment of all three components of the nuclear triad, reported Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), as cited by the NSDC press service.

    According to Turchynov, on September 20, the last day of the drills, six long-distance Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 aircraft were engaged to fly in the airspace of the Barents, …

  • Turchynov: combat efficiency of Russian Zapad-2017 exercises was 'tainted by rain'

    The effectiveness of the Russian forces involved in the Zapad 2017 exercises was significantly reduced and ruined by heavy rain, said Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine.

    “On September 18, 2017, at the Luga 33th combined arms training ground of the Western Military District in the Leningrad province, a tactical episode of defense maneuvers and the transition to offense was demonstrated for the high-ranking political leadership of Russia …

  • Turchynov: Russia remains in Donbas to put pressure on Europe

    Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin are not going to leave the "occupied territory" because he regards the war in the Donbas as a lever of pressure on Europe.

    Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov stated this at a meeting with the head of the World Congress of Ukrainians, Eugene Czolij, the press service of the National Security and Defense Council reported.

    "Putin is not going to get out of the occupied territory, and for him, the war in the Donbas is …