Contents tagged with Ukrainian Army

  • Ukraine begins industrial production of large caliber ammunition

    On Thursday, August 9, the industrial production of large caliber artillery shells was launched at the Artem plant in Kyiv.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov, Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak and First Vice Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv all took part in the opening ceremony of the new production line.

    "Before the war, in 2012 to 2013, munitions disposal was an issue and, unfortunately, the war disposed of …

  • Expert: Ukraine to develop a ‘powerful’ cruise missile by the next year

    Kyiv will be able to create a "powerful" anti-ship cruise missile next year, stated Valentin Badrak, Head of the Ukrainian Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies.

    According to the Ukrainian expert, the new anti-ship cruise missile will be able to hit "any target" at a distance of 280-300 kilometers.

    "This is a powerful mobile surface weapon that can be used by the Coast Guard," said Badrak, adding that the missile will become a "psychological factor" of deterrence against Russia. …

  • Turchynov: Ukraine to have an army of half-million reservists

    Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, said that the system of territorial defense which is being established in the country will make it possible to train 500,000 soldiers as reservists for the army.

    Speaking at a training ground in the Chernihiv province where territorial defense drills were taking place, the NSDC secretary said that the reserve training system developed by the General Staff should provide Ukraine with “a powerful half- …

  • Large-scale aviation exercises to take place in Ukraine

    This year’s international aviation exercises, Clear Sky 2018, will take place in October and will become the largest aviation exercise since Ukraine’s independence, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense stated on Thursday, June 21.

    “More than 40 aircraft, dozens of anti-aircraft missile systems, hundreds of servicemen from Ukraine and almost 10 NATO countries will be engaged in the largest-scale international exercises of aviation units,” the Ministry’s statement reads. 

    The Clear Sky 2018 …

  • Ukrainian military in Donbas allowed to return fire without seeking authorization

    Joint Forces Operation (JFO) commanders are allowed to return fire when provoked, without needing to coordinate with top leadership first, said JFO commander Serhiy Nayev in an interview with UNN news agency.

    "The commanders are given the right to independently decide on the appropriate response to shelling [by the enemy] to protect the lives and health of subordinates and civilians," he said. According to Nayev, in a combat environment, waiting for approval "often has price of human life."

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  • Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs: military confrontation between Ukraine and Russian will be catastrophic for both sides

    Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov said in an interview with Ukrayinska Pravda online on Monday that Ukrainian armed forces would incur enormous losses in a military confrontation with Russia. According to him, if Russia decides to undertake a military operation in the Donbas, losses can be catastrophic for both sides. At the same time, Avakov recognized that neighboring countries have different balance of forces.  

    “Yes, we also have new missiles and many other things. However, it will …

  • Ukrainian activist: Armed Forces of Ukraine inflicted heavy damage on pro-Russian militants near Svitlodarsk

    In the Svitlodarsk salient in the Donbass, Ukrainian military destroyed the so-called Furunkul reinforced position of the separatists and "thinned the troops of the invaders,” Ukrainian volunteer Yuriy Mysyagin reported on Facebook.

    According to him, "terrorists and admirers of the ‘Russian world’ in the Donbas" are in dire straits, especially with several internal problems to deal with. "They also suffer serious losses in military equipment and manpower because of their provocative actions," …

  • Poroshenko calls Ukrainian Army one of the best in Europe

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated in a Twitter post that the Ukrainian Army has developed into one of the most effective force in Europe.

    “Over the last four years we did not just revive the Army—we’ve turned around the UAF [the Ukrainian Armed Forces], transforming it into one of the most effective armies in Europe,” Poroshenko’s statement reads. The President noted this was confirmed by the fact that Ukrainian paratroopers recently took part in a special course for SWAT …

  • Turkey signs agreement on the provision of $3 million in aid to the Ukrainian army

    Turkey has signed an agreement on the provision of $3 million in assistance to the Ukrainian army, Andrii Sybiha, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Turkey, reported this on his Twitter page.

    "A worthy end of the year; for the second year in a row, we are signing an agreement with Turkey on the provision of assistance to the Ukrainian army (this year in the amount of about 3 million USD). A strategic partnership in action, assistance is calculated for 5 years with an …

  • Russia opened 196 criminal cases against Ukrainian military

    The Investigative Committee of Russia has initiated 196 criminal cases against Ukrainian military personnel since 2014, as stated by the Head of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, the authority's website reported.

    "From 2014 to the present, 196 criminal cases have been instituted on which 127 persons shall face criminal proceedings. Among them are high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, including Ukrainian Minister of Defense [Stepan] Poltorak and his …