• Russia transferred new S-400 and Pantsir-S missile systems to Crimea

    Russia placed new anti missile systems on combat duty in the Crimea and continues to update the Black Sea Fleet with new ships, aircraft and equipment, as reported by the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Defense Ministry. 

    “A regiment of S-400 missile systems and Pantsir-S air-defense missile systems were placed on combat duty in the Crimea,” the statement reads.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla plan to add …

  • First unmanned KrAZ Spartan armored vehicle tested in Ukraine

    The first armored vehicle equipped with autopilot has been tested and is ready to join the ranks of the Ukrainian military equipment, reported the press-service of the manufacturer, Ukrainian factory KrAz.

    The first Ukrainian unmanned vehicle was created from the KrAZ Spartan armored vehicle and equipped with autopilot. The autopilot sensors include thermal imaging with automatic targeting systems, all-sky camera, front and rear radar for detecting obstacles, a rangefinder and a capacitive …

  • Ukrainian state-owned Pivdenmash is developing analogue to Russian Iskander missile system

    Ukraine is developing a Grom-2 (Thunder) system which will be “a close analogue” to the Russian Iskander. This was reported by the LIGA.News Ukrainian agency.

    “This system,in fact, is a close analogue to the Russian Iskander. It is being created through the efforts of the state-owned enterprise Pivdenmash,” the news agency said.

    The initially planned maximum firing range was 300 km, with the possibility of extending it to 500 km. However, currently th system is being designed with the ability …

  • 60% of employees of Ukraine's tax service will be laid off

    The Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oleksandr Danylyuk said that 60-70% of the employees of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine will be laid off. He made this statement during his speech on Friday at the Kennan Institute in Washington. In his opinion, this is an example set by his agency for the whole country, which "needs the renewal of the entire apparatus of the state civil service."

    "One example is the State Fiscal Service,'' Danylyuk said. ''There, I believe 60-70% of people will have to …

  • Ukrainian PACE delegation will pursue demarche if Russia is allowed back in

    According to the Chairman of the Ukrainian delegation to the PACE, Volodymyr Ariev, if Russia is allowed back into the Parliamentary Assembly without restrictions, the majority of the Ukrainian delegation will pursue a demarche, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    "And we can be not the only one who will make a démarche. There are some quite well-known politicians, who told us they do not want to remain in the Assembly under such conditions," Ariev said.

    He noted that the PACE leadership in general …