Contents tagged with army

  • Pentagon announces delivery of night vision devices to Ukraine

    The US will continue to supply Ukraine with night vision devices. This was stated by the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Elissa Slotkin, in an interview with Censor.NET.

    According to her, in early 2017 Ukraine will receive 3,000 devices.

    “I have spoken to the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Stepan Poltorak. He was very pleased with the fact that they will be receiving these devices as they will allow the troops to hold exercises, and conduct operations, …

  • Russian MoD: New Russian division along Ukrainian border will be fully formed in December

    The new 150th Motorized Rifle Division in the Rostov region will be fully formed by December 2016. In addition, it will begin receiving arms and military equipment from October. This was reported by TASS, citing a source in the Russian Defense Ministry.

    According to the source, commanders of the division's units and subunits have already been appointed and the unit is now being staffed with contract soldiers.

    “The construction of infrastructure facilities in the deployment areas is in its …

  • Russia forms a new army in the southwest

    The Russian Defense Ministry is creating a new combined-arms army and a 150th motorized rifle division in the south-west.

    Interfax stated that the Head of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General Valery Gerasimov, told reporters that the command of these units have been involved in the strategic Caucasus-2016 command-staff exercises.

    “The commanders and staff of the future 150th division and the future command of the army that we are creating this year in the south-west …

  • Gazeta Wyborcza: Russia is preparing for major military operations

    Russia's armed forces are planning to hold about 4000 maneuvers before the end of the year, according to Deputy Defense Minister General Dmitry Bulgakov, Gazeta Wyborcza reports. As early as August 15th, the Caucasus 16 military exercises will be held in the Southern Military District, which is located close to the Ukrainian border.

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu recently boasted about the strengthening of the force near the Ukrainian borders. According to Shoygu, due to the fact that " …

  • Savchenko: Due to corruption in the Ukrainian Army, soldiers are poorly equipped

    Ukrainian MP and former Russian prisoner Nadiya Savchenko has stated that Ukrainian soldiers fighting in the Donbas are inadequately equipped, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    According to her, Ukrainian soldiers are given low-quality clothing and shoes, as well as weapons that are technologically obsolete.

    “I always ride with the military units on the frontline, and at trainings, and I see the stuff that is provided by our Army. And as a member of the Committee on National Security and Defense, I …

  • Human rights advocate: Crimeans will now be conscripted into the Russian army

    The inclusion of annexed Crimea into the Southern Federal District means that the peninsula has lost its special status, which, in particular, included provisions that excluded the enlistment of Crimeans into the Russian army. Now Crimeans will be drafted in the same way as citizens of the Russian Federation. This opinion was expressed by the coordinator of a Crimean human rights group, Olga Skrypnyk, Krym.Realii reported.

    Before Crimea was included in the Southern Federal District, there was …

  • The United States could increase the amount of its military hardware in Europe

    The United States could increase the volume of its military equipment deployed in Europe in the framework of its assistance program for the European Allies. This was announced on Wednesday, July 13 by the head of global planning in the US Army, TOS Taipa, RIA Novosti reported.

    “If the program continues, then [during the next few years], we could fulfill additional requirements on ensuring Europe's defense capabilities,” he said, noting that it could be the deployment of the engineering …

  • 80% of Ukrainian reservists are ready to go to the front

    The Head of the Reservist Department in the of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Mikhail Scherbina, stated that the army reservists are willing to be deployed to the front line in case of aggression against Ukraine.

    “We held a survey and 80% of reservists stated that if the situation escalates, they will come back to the army. These people have served their term, paid their debt and now live their peaceful lives. All of them say – we will live our nornal lives until it's …

  • Ukrainian Azov and Donbas National Guard regiments will return to the front line

    The Adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister, Zorian Shkiriak, stated that the National Guard regiments Azov and Donbas will soon return to the frontline in eastern Ukraine.

    “First of all, it is about operative rapid brigades of the National Guard and the special-task regiments Azov and Donbas. They will return to the frontline and fulfill their functions of direct contact with the enemy,” the Ministry’s press service reported.

    According to Shkiriak, these regiments have repeatedly proved …

  • Media: Russia may deploy nuclear-capable missiles to Kaliningrad by 2019

    Russia may deploy additional nuclear-capable missiles to its Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad by 2019 in response to the US’s missile shield in Eastern Europe, Reuters reported, citing sources close to the Russian military.

    The sources also noted that such missile installations may be put in the Crimea as well.

    According to Mikhail Barabanov, a senior research fellow at the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), which advises the Russian Ministry of Defense, said …