• American M-9 Reaper drones will try to penetrate Ukrainian air space during joint drills

    Ukrainian air defense for the first time will try to intercept the American drones M-9 Reaper. As part of the joint drills, the Ukrainian military want to see whether the drones will be able to overcome Ukrainian air defenses, reported the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    The exercises will take place in the area of responsibility of the Air Command West. The Ukrainian Armed Forces noted that these drills are an extremely important element of cooperation with air defense …

  • Kremlin rejects possibility of recognizing LPR and DPR

    The Kremlin considers it impractical to contemplate about under what conditions Russia can recognize the independence of the self-proclaimed Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk (LPR) People’s Republics, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports.

    "We consider such musings impractical," Peskov said, adding that "Kyiv's delay in fulfilling the terms of the Minsk agreements will only further complicate the situation in terms of these two self-proclaimed "republics." …

  • Stoltenberg: NATO must strengthen its presence in the Black Sea region

    NATO should continue to strengthen its positions in the Black Sea region in light of the "growing Russian military presence in the annexed Crimea", said by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Brussels, ahead of the NATO Foreign Ministers' Council, which will be held on December 1-2 over video link.

    "We see that Russia is increasing its military presence (in the Black Sea region), and especially in Crimea. This is the reason why we should continue to increase our …

  • Strelkov: Ukrainian Army will wipe out pro-Russian militants during offensive on Donbas

    "Ex-Defense Minister" of the unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic Colonel Igor Strelkov (Girkin) believes that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are now fully capable to retake control of the Donbas by force.

    "If Ukraine launches an offensive, the entire existence of DPR and DPR will depend only on one thing: whether the Russian Armed Forces will come to their rescue," Strelkov said in an interview with the Russian TV channel Roy TV. According to him, not only Russia’s help but also the time of …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces conduct military exercises with Bayraktar drones and Javelin missile systems

    Ukrainian Armed Forces conducted tactical exercises using Bayraktar TB2 drones and Javelin anti-tank systems in the Mykolaiv region, ArmyInform reports.

    Serviceman of one of the mechanized brigades practiced assault operation in urban areas, while operating in small tactical groups, and also carried out targeted missile and air strikes.

    The exercises involved integrated use of precision weapons, electronic jamming equipment, automated control systems and other modern weapons.

    According to …