Contents tagged with Turchynov

  • Turchynov: Russia concentrating its military forces along Ukrainian borders

    During an emergency meeting in Kyiv, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, stated that along the land borders of Ukraine and Russia, units of the Russian Armed Forces carry out training, perhaps for the invasion of Ukraine.  

    Turchynov noted that for five years Kremlin has been waging an undeclared war against Ukraine, but today for the first time, Moscow has attacked Ukrainian troops not disguising itself as various groups like “ …

  • Ukrainian army liberates another village in Donbas

    The Ukrainian military has taken back the Rozsadky settlement in the neutral strip of the Debaltseve region (Donetsk region), the press service of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) reported on Facebook.

    Rozsadky, located at the Svitlodarsk Salient, had been held previously by the Ukrainian army, and formed part of a supply route to the groups near Debaltseve. However, after the battles in the winter of 2015 and the agreements which ensued, the town fell under the neutral strip, where no armed …

  • Turchynov: New Ukrainian anti-tank weapons are as good as Russian and US counterparts

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, speaking at the Kyiv’s Armoured Plant during the transfer of the military equipment and weapons to the army, stated that the new Ukrainian high-precision anti-tank weapons characteristics are not inferior to their counterparts from Russia, Europe and the United States, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    According to Turchynov, in particular, this can be said about the Ukrainian Stugna-P anti-tank missile systems, …

  • Ukraine prepares sanctions against election organizers in LPR and DPR

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) is working on sanctions against the leaders and organizers of the “elections” in the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions occupied by Russia, stated NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov.

    "The NSDC is working on sanctions against those who managed and organized the fake elections. This list may include representatives of selected European countries who, for some provocative motives, pretended that they were legitimate," …

  • Ukraine tests new mobile mortar system

    The Ukrainian Army has tested a new 120 mm mobile mortar system Bars-8MMK which uses automated deployment and fire control systems, stated the press service of the National Security Council.

    The new mobile mortar system was created on the basis of the “Bars-8” armored vehicle, which allows it to quickly move to the required firing position. The crew of the mobile system consists of only three people. The system needs about a minute to be deployed and prepared for firing and only 20 seconds to …

  • Ukrainian Army adopts the new Vilkha missile system

    The Vilkha missile system has been introduced to the Ukrainian army and its industrial production will start soon, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine wrote on Facebook.

    The new system was developed by Luch, the state design bureau in Kyiv. Experts say that supplies for the troops will start in mid-2019. The Cabinet of Ministers stressed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine “will strengthen its defense capabilities and will be able to effectively combat against the aggressor in the east of the …

  • Turchynov announces large-scale exercises of Ukrainian military in the Azov Sea

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov stated that the Ukrainian military would carry out large-scale exercises in the Azov Sea. Turchynov noted that he is aware of that Russia intends to hold military exercises in the Azov Sea in the near future.

    "The Ukrainian military will also carry out serious exercises in the Azov Sea,” he said. He announced that the Ukrainian military is reinforcing the Coast Guard and building up the Air power in the Azov …

  • Hungary expels Ukrainian diplomat

    Hungary declared the first Secretary of the Ukrainian Embassy in Budapest persona non-grata. The Ukrainian Ambassador in Hungary was duly informed, the press service of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday, October 4. The employee of the Ukrainian Embassy was ordered to leave the country within 72 hours.

    Earlier that day, Ukraine stated that the Hungarian Consul in the city of Berehove in the Zakarpattia region would be expelled. According to the Ministry’s press service, the …

  • Turchynov: Russia concentrates its forces along Ukrainian border

    Russia is deploying additional troops near the Ukrainian border, stated Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov.

    “We can see active attempts to deploy additional military units along the Ukrainian border, and their number is already comparable with those of 2014 when the Russian State Duma decided to deploys troops [to Crimea and Donbas]. These new units are not simply a demonstration of force.  They can be used for active military actions. We …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces receive 16 modernized tanks and five new armored vehicles

    Ukrainian Armed Forces received modernized tanks T-80 and T-64BV and the new model of military trucks. A celebratory ceremony took place upon receiving weapons and military equipment for the Armed Forces. The ceremony took place during the visit of National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov to the defense enterprise in Kharkiv, reported the press service of the NSDC.

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council visited Kharkiv’s design and engineering …