• Ukraine to buy Turkish Bayraktar drones for its Navy

    In 2021, Ukraine plans to purchase for its Navy Turkish Bayraktar drones, said the Navy’s commander Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa in an interview with Radio Liberty.

    According to him, Bayraktar with improved tactical and technical characteristics and increased operational range will be used in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

    "We use them to monitor the surface situation, to support the forces both on the shore and at sea," Neizhpapa said.

    He also said that Ukraine has agreed on the …

  • Kyiv: 600,000 LPR and DPR residents receive Ukrainian pensions

    About 660,000 residents of the uncontrolled Donbas territories receive Ukrainian pensions, Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Marina Lazebnaya said in an interview with Radio Liberty.

    "I believe that those who have earned their pension in Ukraine should receive it. And to do this, we need to simplify or provide conditions and opportunities for them. Therefore, today, for example, such service centers will be opened at the two entry points in Shchastia and Zolote. We know that employees of the …

  • Ukrainian Army Commander: It would be easier if we were given command to attack in Donbas

    The Ukrainian government wants to regain control of the Donbas, and in these conditions, it would be easier for the military if they received an order to attack, said Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Ruslan Khomchak in an interview with Obozrevatel.

    Khomchak believes, there is currently a question whether Ukrainian society is ready for active actions of its army in the Donbas.

    "In 2014, mobilization was a dissonance for an ordinary Ukrainian. Everyone was screaming that they …

  • Ukraine vows to prevent construction of water desalination plant in Crimea

    Ukraine will prevent the implementation of the project on desalination of water in Crimea, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on air of the TV channel Ukraine 24.

    "The illegal occupation authorities in Crimea stated that they are attracting a large international company to introduce desalination technologies. We started the work immediately and will definitely find it [this company], and we will prevent it from implementing this project," Kuleba said.

    Kuleba also said that in 2021 Kyiv …

  • Ukraine conducts military exercises with Smerch missile systems near Crimean border

    The Ukrainian military conducted drills of the missile units with participation of a battery of Smerch multiple rocket launcher systems (MLRS) in the Kherson region, reported the Joint Forces Command of the Ukrainian Army on Facebook.

    It is noted that military units, which are stationed in the southern part of Ukraine, took part in the drills.

    "In particular, the missile-gunners practiced elements of preparation for missile strikes on certain targets of the conventional enemy," the statement …