Contents tagged with Naiev

  • Ukrainian general: in 2018 Ukrainian navy boats came very close to Russian port of Yeysk

    In the autumn of 2018, armored boats from the Ukrainian Navy were able to secretly advance to within a mile and a half of the Russian port in Yeysk, said former commander of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation (JFO) in the Donbas, Lieutenant-General Serhiy Nayev, in an interview with TSN.

    “At one point, the naval ships approached within a mile and a half of a Russian port,” he said, adding that the Russian military was caught off guard and was late to respond. One international nautical mile …

  • Former Ukrainian Joint Forces commander: Russia has more than 70,000 regular troops in Crimea and Donbas

    There are nearly 75,000 Russian career soldiers in Crimea and the Donbas, Serhiy Nayev, former commander of Ukraine’s Joint Forces, told TSN in an interview.

    “In Crimea there are 40,000 Russian soldiers, and 35,000 in the Donbas, where Russians hold all the leading military positions and are part of the so-called precision divisions. The special divisions and instructors are also from Russia. There are generally between 2,100 and 2,300 of them there. In the ‘army ranks’, there are around 11,000 …

  • Poroshenko replaces commander of Ukrainian National Guard

    President Petro Poroshenko has dismissed the commander of National Guard of Ukraine Yuriy Allerov.

    The decree No. 196 of May 7 was published on the website of the head of state.

    By another decree, the President appointed Mykola Balan as acting commander of the National Guard.

    "Under Section 7 of the Law "On National guard of Ukraine" the commander of National Guard of Ukraine is appointed and dismissed by the President of Ukraine according to the recommendation of the Minister of Internal …

  • Ukrainian military commander: Russia wants to create land corridor to annexed Crimea

    Russian troops in the Donbas are currently concentrating their forces in the Mariupol direction in the area of the Azov Sea since Moscow wants to create a land corridor to the annexed Crimea, said the commander of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation, Lieutenant-General Serhiy Naiev in an interview with the Austrian edition of Wiener Zeitung, which was reposted on the Facebook page of Joint Forces Operation press center.

    “The Russian occupying forces are not attacking, but this does not mean …