Contents tagged with Muzhenko

  • Muzhenko: during Russia’s annexation of Crimea Ukraine sent 8,000 troops to neighboring Kherson region

    When the Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014, 8,000 servicemen were transferred to the Kherson region, as reported by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko on Bloger.FM radio.

    "There was already an understanding that this would not end with peaceful annexation, that there still would be confrontation. And at that time a decision was made to create the appropriate military formation along the border and I had to build a force to operate on the southern …

  • Muzhenko: Ukraine has sent the list of weapons it needs to US

    The Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko stated that Ukraine had agreed with the United States on the list of weapons and expects a corresponding political decision from the US.

    "All the lists have been submitted. Everything is agreed on our end. We are waiting for a political decision. The provision of armaments will send a clear signal to all countries, including NATO members, that such supplies can be provided to Ukraine," said Muzhenko in an interview with …

  • Muzhenko: Ukraine could lose 12,000 soldiers in 10 days in Donbas power struggle

    Chief of General Staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko pointed out that the Armed Forces are ready for a forceful resolution of the Donbas issue, if the matter is considered in terms of weaponry and control systems. According to preliminary estimates, ten days of an operation using aircraft could result in the loss of 10-12,000 soldiers, 3,000 of whom will be killed. He explained this to reporters on Thursday, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.

    However, Muzhenko doubts that the Ukrainian society is ready …

  • National Security Committee of Ukrainian Parliament demands dismissal of Chief of Staff Muzhenko

    The Committee on National Security and Defense of the Verkhovna Rada decided to propose to President Petro Poroshenko that Chief of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko be dismissed. The deputies believe that he made systematic miscalculations connected with safe storage of ammunition, which eventually led to explosions in warehouses in Balakliia, Kalynivka and others.

    This decision was made at a meeting of the committee on Wednesday.

    The committee also proposed to dismiss the head of the Law …

  • Muzhenko: Nine Ukrainian battalions are now compatible with NATO

    At the moment, nine Ukrainian battalions are already compatible with NATO troops, said the chief of the General Staff, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Victor Muzhenko.

    "Preparation of battalions is going on with the help of foreign specialists, which began in 2015. There are instructors and military personnel from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Poland in Ukraine today. We have reached the appropriate compatibility at least in nine …

  • Media: Turchynov demands resignation of Muzhenko

    After the incident at the artillery depots in Kalynivka, NSDC (National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov demanded the resignation of the Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Viktor Muzhenko, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine citing its sources.

    The demand for Muzhenko’s resignation made by the Secretary of the National Security Council resulted in an emergency meeting of the Military Cabinet on September 27th.

    According to Interfax- …

  • Ukrainian Parliament calls for the resignation of Commander-in-Chief Muzhenko

    The General Staff Chief of the Armed Forces, Viktor Muzhenko, and his deputy should be held responsible for the fires at ammunition warehouses in Kalynivka as they are tasked with the safety of the military storage facilities, as written by the People's Deputy and the Minister of Internal Affairs adviser, Anton Gerashchenko, on Facebook.

    "Victor Muzhenko’s place should be taken by a young and responsible officer of the Armed Forces, who can lead the process of real, not fake, reform of our …

  • Muzhenko: Russia’s Zapad-2017 military exercises threaten NATO

    The Zapad 2017 exercises have a broader context than it has been announced by Russia. They have the goal of preparing the Russian forces for offensive action, and are a threat both to NATO and to the states of the post-Soviet space, stated Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as reported by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

    “We are considering various scenarios of enemy action, including offensive action,” he noted.

    According to …

  • Ahead of Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 exercises Ukraine will hold large-scale command staff drills

    Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), has said that the AFU will hold a series of command and staff exercises in September involving the troops and operational reserves, the core of which will be "Unbreakable Resistance-2017" exercises.

    "From September 12 to 15, strategic command staff exercises will be held with the military command and control agencies and the troops (forces) of ‘Unbreakable Resistance-2017’. Its goal is to increase the capacity of …

  • Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces: Part of Russian troops may remain in Belarus after the joint Zapad-2017 exercises

    At a joint meeting of the Military Science Council of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Viktor Muzhenko, stated that judging by the actions of the Russians, part of the troops preparing to participate in the Russian-Belarusian exercises, Zapad 2017, could remain in Belarus after their completion.

    It is likely that after the completion of the exercise, part of these troops will remain in the …