• Ukraine to purchase additional batch of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 combat drones

    Ukraine intends to purchase another batch of Turkish combat drones Bayraktar TB2.

    According to the Turkish news agency Anadolu, the purchase of drones was discussed during the official visit of the Turkish Defense Minister to Kyiv. On July 10, during a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran reportedly announced Kyiv’s intention to purchase an additional batch of Turkish strike drones.

    In 2019, Ukraine received six reconnaissance and strike …

  • Ukrainian medic killed during militant shelling in Donbas

    Russian militants in the Donbas open fired on a group of three Ukrainian military medics who were trying to evacuate the body of a Ukrainian soldier who had previously been killed by a mine explosion in the area of Zaitseve on Monday.

    The press service of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation reported on Facebook that a group of soldiers in white helmets and with appropriate identification signs advanced to retrieve the body of the deceased after the temporary  ceasefire had been agreed on with …

  • Governor of Kherson region calls on Kyiv to deploy additional troops amid growing threat of Russian attack

    In an interview with the Ukrainian news outlet LB.ua, the head of the Kherson Region, Yuri Gusev, said that he had appealed to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to increase the number of military personnel in the region amid reports that Russia can conduct a military operation against Ukraine from the annexed Crimea.

    According to Gusev, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry pledged to allocate necessary infrastructure to accommodate additional units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in …

  • Saakashvili: It is in Ukraine's interest to remove Georgia's pro-Russian government

    The head of the executive committee of the Ukrainian National Council of Reforms, Mikheil Saakashvili, believes that the change of the current pro-Russian government of Georgia will be beneficial for Ukraine.

    "I believe that it is in the interests of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people to remove the pro-Russian government of Georgia. But that's my personal opinion. I do not express the opinion of the president or others on this issue, because I am not an official civil servant of Ukraine," he …

  • Kyiv rejects Russia’s demands to include Donbas special status in Ukrainian Constitution

    Ukraine is not considering amending the Constitution to consolidate the legal status of certain regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, stated Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in an interview with Syohodni news outlet.

    "When Russia is not satisfied with the provision of some Ukrainian law or a bill, it is a problem of Russia. We are an independent state and we will pass the laws that we see fit. We respect our international obligations and always correlate our legislation with …