Contents tagged with Ukrainian Army

  • 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 …

  • Polish general: Putin increasingly fears Ukrainian army

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is increasingly afraid of the Ukrainian army as it is getting stronger. This opinion was expressed by the former Commander of the Polish Land Forces and Deputy Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Poland, Waldemar Skrzypczak, in the commentary section of Ukrinform.

    "Ukraine can be afraid of some actions [during the Zapad-2017 exercises], which will in no small part weaken the Ukrainian army. In my opinion, Putin fears the Ukrainian army more than …

  • Ahead of Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 exercises Ukraine will hold large-scale command staff drills

    Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), has said that the AFU will hold a series of command and staff exercises in September involving the troops and operational reserves, the core of which will be "Unbreakable Resistance-2017" exercises.

    "From September 12 to 15, strategic command staff exercises will be held with the military command and control agencies and the troops (forces) of ‘Unbreakable Resistance-2017’. Its goal is to increase the capacity of …

  • Ukrainian Army receives new Ukrainian-made anti-tank missile system

    The Corsar light portable, anti-tank missile system was recently added to the Ukrainian army’s arsenal. It was developed by the State Kyiv Design Bureau Luch, the press service of Ukroboronprom reports.

    Several tests preceded the addition of a new missile system into the arsenal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. More than 50 missiles for the Corsar were manufactured and delivered ahead of schedule.

    The Corsar portable missile system has an effective range of 2.5 km, the same distance as the …