Contents tagged with Weapons to Ukraine

  • Prime Minister of Lithuania: We must continue to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons

    Saulius Skvernelis, the Prime Minister of Lithuania, stated during the Kyiv Security Forum that he is convinced of the necessity to continue supplying lethal weapons for Ukraine’s defensive purposes.

    Skvernelis stated: “We must continue to help Ukraine with lethal weapons—but not for the purpose to show that we want to encourage a war. We want to defend ourselves, and having lethal weapons means that we can save the lives of the military. I emphasize, this is not the encouragement of military …

  • Ukrainian President negotiates weapons supply agreement while visiting Kuwait

    The Ukrainian Presidential Press Service has reported that President Petro Poroshenko signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the military and other spheres during his visit to Kuwait.

    The conclusion of the agreement will create a legal framework for the implementation of cooperation between the two states in the defense sphere.

    The parties agreed in particular on the mutual exchange of intelligence and other specialized information; cooperation between the countries’ defense- …

  • Poroshenko: deliveries of American weapons to Ukraine will be made within 'several weeks'

    The first delivery of American weapons to Ukraine will be made within “several weeks”, stated the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in answer to reporters’ questions during a press conference. A video of the event was posted on the leader’s Facebook page.

    “Unfortunately, I can’t give you any details. But the first delivery will be made within several weeks,” said Poroshenko. According to him, he discussed the delivery of different types of weapons with various American partners. He added …

  • Ukraine to start industrial production of new cruise missiles in the end of the year

    Ukraine plans to begin testing the new Vilha (Alder) missile system in March and launch the industrial production of this cruise missile in late 2018 - early 2019, as stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, channel 112 Ukraine reports.

    “I hope that at the end of the year or early next year we will conduct tests and it [the cruise missile] will be received by the Army,” Turchynov said. According to him, there is already “a huge demand …

  • Volker: U.S. begins preparations to supply Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine

    The United States of America has begun preparations to supply the Javelin anti-tank missile system to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said confirms Kurt Volker, the special representative of the U.S. State Department for Ukraine, in an exclusive interview with Radio Liberty.

    “I want to point out that this is defensive equipment. It is useful only when there is a tank attack. Then they can be neutralized. So it is a defensive weapon. It is not used to attack and not used on the front line of a …

  • Poroshenko: Ukrainian Armed Forces to receive 4 times more anti-tank systems in 2018

    The National Security and Defense Council under the representatives from the office of the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, held a session during which the state defense order for 2018 was discussed, as reported on the president’s official website.

    According to Poroshenko, this year the number of anti-tank missile systems will grow by a factor of four.

    “I had the opportunity to communicate directly with the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation) commanders, with the brigade commanders, and I …

  • Ukraine begins preparation for shipment of Javelin missile systems from US

    At the end of the session of the Ukraine-NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Viktor Muzhenko said that Kyiv is working on measures to adopt the Javelin anti-tank missile systems from the US into the armament, Ukrinform reports.

    “Position one: we are talking about Javelins. There is a corresponding procedure for receiving them. It’s not as quick as we would like. In order to do this, the relevant experts need to work on matters relating to …

  • German Foreign Minister: Berlin does not believe American weapons will resolve Donbas conflict

    At a joint press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Wednesday in Kyiv, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that Germany is skeptical that the weapons provided by the United States of America will help resolve the situation in the Donbas.

    "If there is something of which the region [Donbas] is full, it’s weapons. We in Germany are rather skeptical about the idea that arms supplies could help resolve the conflict," Interfax-Ukraine quotes Gabriel as saying. "But …

  • Klimkin insists that US weapons are needed only for the defense of Ukraine

    At a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on January 3, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that the lethal weapons that the US will provide to Ukraine will be used only when provoked by Russia and the separatists, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    Klimkin stressed that the weapons will not be used to contribute to the escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

    "We are talking about defense weapons. These weapons can and will be used in the event of …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine will receive lethal weapons from the US in 2018

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced that the much-anticipated defensive lethal weapons from the United States would be supplied to Ukraine in 2018. He posted on Facebook that “Next year, the military budget of our country will be a record 86 billion hryvnia ($3 billion). We will receive lethal defensive weapons from our partners in the United States."

    Poroshenko expressed confidence that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would continue to replenish their arsenal with the latest military …