Contents tagged with Armed Forces of Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces form a new tank battalion in the Chernihiv region

    A new and separate tank battalion is being formed in the Chernihiv region, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Operational Command North on its Facebook page.

    “The 12th separate tank battalion under North command will be formed in the village of Honcharivske in the Chernigov region. The new military unit will not be part of the 1st separate Seversk tank brigade and will be a completely independent unit,” the report said.

    Currently, the military unit receives equipment, weapons and …

  • Zelensky replaces Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

    President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky signed two decrees, one dismissing Viktor Muzhenko from the post of Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the second appointing Ruslan Khomchak to the post, as reported by the president’s press service.

    “Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky appointed Lieutenant-General Ruslan Khomchak as Chief of the General Staff - Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” according to the statement.

    Victor Muzhenko assumed the post of …

  • US gives Ukraine counter-battery radars

    An official handover ceremony was been held in the Ukrainian village of Divychky in which the US government gave two modern AN/TPQ-30 counter-battery radars to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry announced on 20 May.

    Lieutenant Colonel Todd Gough of the US Army handed over the ownership certificates for the counter-battery systems. He remarked that, by giving modern weaponry to the Ukrainian military, the US government and nation is demonstrating its desire to help …

  • Danish Defense Minister visits Donbas

    Lieutenant General Sergey Naev, commander of the Joint Forces Operational Headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, held a meeting with a delegation led by Danish Minister of Defense Claus Frederiksen in Kramatorsk, reported the press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operational Headquarters of the Armed Forces on Facebook.

    Naev spoke about the many of ways in which the groups armed by the Russian Federation had violated the cease-fire, specifically, their use of heavy weapons. Since …

  • Ukrainian President promises zero tolerance for corruption

    During an interview on ICTV on Sunday 10 March, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to guarantee zero tolerance for corruption and punishment for anyone who steals.

    Poroshenko said that for five years, constant, systematic work has been done to combat corruption, and that today the situation has improved considerably.

    “I want to remind everyone what the situation was like in the defense industry and the army in 2014 – everyone had been stealing the entire time since the start of …

  • Ukrainian military test surface-to-air missiles near annexed Crimea

    The press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported that the Ukrainian military tested air defense systems in the Kherson region. The exercises using modernized 2К12-2D Kub and BM9K330 Tor air defense systems were conducted at Yahorlyk test range, near the annexed Crimea.  

    “Tests of the modernized air defense systems, which are being brought back to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, are in the final phase. It will give us the opportunity to form new units, to significantly increase …

  • Ukraine to send two landing ships to the Sea of Azov

    During a press briefing, the deputy chief of the Department of Defense Planning of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Vyacheslav Demyanenko announced that in 2019 an artillery boat and two landing ships would be added to the six small armored artillery boats of the Ukrainian naval forces in the Sea of Azov.

    “The Navy has received six small armored artillery boats. In the current year it is planned to include one more artillery boat and two Kentavr landing ships. The development …

  • Sea Breeze 2019 international exercises to be held in three southern regions of Ukraine

    The international military exercises Sea Breeze 2019 will be held in Mykolaiv, Kherson and Odessa regions in the north-western part of the Black Sea, the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported.

    During the preparatory conference, in Odessa, the participating countries clarified training tasks, developed a scenario and training plan, prepared the leadership headquarters for in accordance with NATO standards.

    According to the plan of exercises, the current Ukrainian-American …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian Armed Forces to receive 20 new types of weapons in 2019

    In 2019, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry is planning to provide 20 new weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Those plans are specified in the state defense procurement program for this year, said Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak. 

    "For me, personally, the state defense procurement program for this year is very optimistic because it provides delivery of at least 20 types of weapons to the Armed Forces which they did not have before. It is a good sign for us all that we are moving forward and …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian soldier captured by pro-Russian militants in the Donbas

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed the fact that a soldier of the 128th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade of Zakarpattia was captured by pro-Russian militants in the Donbas, reported the Brigade’s press-service on Facebook on Thursday, January 3.

    The separatists’ website published a video of the captured Ukrainian soldier. The Brigade Command confirmed that it was indeed their soldier, Andriy Kachynskyi from Berestivka village of the Volodymyrets district in the Rivne region. Kachynskyi …