Contents tagged with Ukrainian Ministry of Defense

  • Poroshenko proposes bill to allow foreign troops into Ukraine for military drills

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has put forward a bill in parliament which proposes to allow foreign troops into the country for the purpose of conducting international exercises. According to the Verkhovna Rada’s information portal, bill No. 10067 was sent on Tuesday 19 February to the National Security and Defense Committee for consideration.

    The president’s bill states that in 2019, six international exercises will be held in Ukraine: joint exercises with the US, UK and Romania, as …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense calls for raising salaries for military personnel

    The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine requested an additional 4.5 billion hryvnias ($ 220 million USD) from the budget to raise salaries for the military, reports, citing a letter from Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

    The Ministry of Defense suggests raising the salary of troops to 9000 hryvnias ($436 USD) and of officers to 15,300 hryvnias ($741 USD) from October 1.

    The letter explained that according to a survey, 36% of servicemen cited …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces test new anti-tank guided missiles systems

    Ukraine has carried out tests of a new batch of the next generation anti-tank guided missiles that were manufactured at the request of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, reported the press-service of the State owned   Design Bureau Luch, the manufactured of the missiles.

    The Kyiv Design Bureau Luch is a subsidiary of the state-owned concern Ukroboronprom.

    “The Ukrainian military picked several from missiles that are ready for the delivery to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They carried out real …

  • Ukraine may increase its contingent in Afghanistan

    Ukrainian servicemen will continue to participate in the NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, and the Ukrainian contingent may be increased three-fold, Ukraine's Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak reported.

    "The Armed Forces of Ukraine have been performing tasks in the Republic of Afghanistan for eleven years; we will also continue to participate in the mission’s operation. We are willing to increase contribution and to provide additional personnel to the headquarters of the mission – …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: 65 NATO advisors work in Ukrainian Defense Ministry

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense appreciates NATO’s aid in reforming the country’s defensive capabilities, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said on his Facebook page.

    “Our collaboration with the alliance in the last three years has acquired a broad scale in virtually all areas. Military and political dialogue has grown significantly, and the Ukraine-NATO commission operates regularly. We experience very good help in matters related to the reformation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” …