• Ukrainian Ministry of Defense: Russia sent portable flamethrowers to the Donbas

    A shipment of portable Bumblebee flamethrowers (RPO-A Shmel) and ammunition was delivered from Russia for the divisions of the Russian 100th separate motorized rifle brigade operating in the Donbas in the areas of Pesky and Marinka, as reported by the Chief Directorate of the Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on their Facebook page.

    According to the information provided by Ukrainian Intelligence, training sessions for the separatists on the operation of the flamethrowers have …

  • Turchynov proposes restoring missile shield in Ukraine

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov believes that Ukraine needs to rebuild its missile shield and continue developing military technical cooperation with NATO. He expressed this opinion in an article "National Security of Ukraine: Challenges and Priorities", published on Wednesday in the Holos Ukrayiny (Voice of Ukraine) parliamentary newspaper.

    "In general, during 2015 and the first half of 2016, strategic vision of developing the …

  • Media: The crews of maritime vessels that were spotted in Crimea are wanted by Ukrainian authorities

    Ukrainian law enforcement officers are investigating four criminal cases regarding an illegal visit of the annexed Crimea by maritime vessels, as outlined in the joint investigation of Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) journalists’ Scheme program – a joint-project of Radio Svoboda and UA: Pershyi (1TV) news channel.

    The crews of four vessels are under suspicion and have been declared wanted. According to the Criminal Code of Ukraine, only the captain and crew members of …

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: The situation in the Crimea could lead to a disruption of the Minks Agreements

    Russia could be using its accusations against Ukraine of organizing sabotage in the Crimea as a reason to move away from the Minsk Agreements. According to Delfi news portal, this was said by Lithuania’s Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius.

    “Perhaps a search to find a reason to retreat from the Minsk Agreements is taking place here. I see a threat in this because if Russia blames Ukraine for undermining the negotiation process, the Minsk Agreements will have no future prospects. We will then …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia is transforming the Crimea into a military base

    Russia is deploying new weapon systems and military equipment in annexed Crimea in order to turn the peninsula into a military base, according to a representative of the Main Intelligence Department of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Vadym Skibitsky on Channel 5. Skibitsky said that the biggest threat to Ukraine is the equipment capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

    According to Ukrainian intelligence, Russia is increasing the number of submarines, frigates, and missile boats that are able to …