Contents tagged with Ukrainian Army

  • Polish general: Putin increasingly fears Ukrainian army

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is increasingly afraid of the Ukrainian army as it is getting stronger. This opinion was expressed by the former Commander of the Polish Land Forces and Deputy Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Poland, Waldemar Skrzypczak, in the commentary section of Ukrinform.

    "Ukraine can be afraid of some actions [during the Zapad-2017 exercises], which will in no small part weaken the Ukrainian army. In my opinion, Putin fears the Ukrainian army more than …

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Army receives new Ukrainian-made anti-tank missile system

    The Corsar light portable, anti-tank missile system was recently added to the Ukrainian army’s arsenal. It was developed by the State Kyiv Design Bureau Luch, the press service of Ukroboronprom reports.

    Several tests preceded the addition of a new missile system into the arsenal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. More than 50 missiles for the Corsar were manufactured and delivered ahead of schedule.

    The Corsar portable missile system has an effective range of 2.5 km, the same distance as the …

  • Ukraine developed a new thermobaric weapon

    Ukroboronprom State Enterprise has developed a new thermobaric weapon, the infantry flamethrower RPO-16, which was developed by the research institute, Chemical Products, as well as RGO-27S and RGT-27S2 grenades developed by Artem State Enterprise, as indicated in a statement released by the press service of Ukroboronprom. The new thermobaric weapons were presented at the Honcharovskyi training ground of the Armed Forces of Ukraine before the Secretary of the National Security and Defense …

  • Turchynov: Ukrainian army to receive thermobaric grenades and rocket-propelled infantry flamethrowers

    Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, visited the armed forces’ Honcharovskyi training ground, where new weaponry and military equipment designs were being tested.

    As reported by the NSDC’s press service, Turchynov was shown machine guns, sniper rifles, hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers, mortars, anti-tank missile systems and their ammunition.

    He drew special attention to the thermobaric ammunition (which disperse combustible …

  • Former US Secretary of State stresses importance of providing Ukraine with defensive weapons

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with a delegation from the National Democratic Institute of the United States (NDI), which was headed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the organization, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, as reported by the Press Service of the President of Ukraine.

    "Madeleine Albright stressed the importance of providing Ukraine with defensive weapons in order to ensure the lawful right of a sovereign state to self-defense in accordance with …

  • Ukrainian MP says Ukraine has no choice but to purchase from Russia parts for its weapons production

    Ukraine is forced to continue purchasing Russian components for military equipment in circumvention of bans, said Dmytro Tymchuk, People's Deputy of the People's Front in an interview with Apostrophe.

    “There is a way out. Either purchase from Russia or nowhere. This means that the equipment that is out of order now due to military actions cannot be repaired, that there is nothing to repair, that no components are available,” he said.

    The People's Deputy explained that the Ukrainian industrial …

  • The Ukrainian Army has retaken control of territory seized by separatists in 2015

    The Ukrainian Army advanced about a mile into the “gray zone” along the Bakhmut road in the Donbas. As a result, a strategically important road to Luhansk that was controlled by the separatist and the village of Zholobok fell into the range of fire of the Ukrainian artillery, as reported on the Ukrainian TV program TSN Tyzhden.

    According to the command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the army’s advance cannot be considered an offensive. The retaken territory should be under Ukraine’s control …

  • 60 planes will be repaired and upgraded for the Ukrainian Air Force in 2017

    This year the Ukrainian Air Force will receive approximately 60 repaired and modernized MiG-29 and Su-27 fighters, Su-25 strike fighters, Su-24 bombers, and L-39 combat-capable trainer aircraft, as stated by Oksana Havryliuk, Chief of the Press and Communications Directorate of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, UNIAN reported.

    “The Ukrainian Air Force continues to increase their combat capability. Thus, this year among the priority goals of the Ukrainian Air Force command is the restoration …

  • Ukraine conducted successful test of a new missile

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in the launch of a new Ukrainian missile.

    "A successful test of a new Ukrainian missile has just been carried out. All the components of the missile were manufactured in Ukraine. This is our collective success!” wrote the president on Twitter.

    He also spoke for the prompt delivery of the new missile to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    According to the President’s press service, the missile is designed to defeat targets of various classes.

    "The …