Contents tagged with paratroopers

  • Russia loses half of its airborne troops in war against Ukraine

    Russia has lost at least half of its airborne troops (VDV) during the invasion of Ukraine, according to the Intelligence of the British Defense Ministry.

    According to the report, the annual celebration of the VDV Day on August 2, 2023, was "overshadowed by an unsanctioned disclosure of the scope of the casualties the elite forces have suffered in Ukraine."

    In his address the commander-in-chief of the Russian airborne troops, Colonel-General Mikhail Teplinsky, said that 8500 Russian …

  • Ukraine begins large-scale assembly of reserve paratroopers

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have begun to assemble highly mobile paratrooper forces, Ukrinform reported with reference to the AFU General Staff press service.

    “In the Dnipropetrovsk and Lviv provinces, large-scale military gatherings have begun with reservists from the rapid first phase reserve of two military command brigades of highly mobile AFU paratrooper forces,” the report states.

    The military commissariats have summoned rapid reservists in such numbers as to bring the staff of …

  • The US will station a company of paratroopers in Estonia during the Russian-Belarusian Zapad exercises

    The United States will send a company of paratroopers to Estonia during the time when Russian-Belarussian exercises Zapad 2017 are held. According to the main headquarters of the Estonian Defense Forces, 150 servicemen will arrive at the end of August, BNS agency informs.

    In September this year, Russian-Belarusian exercises Zapad 2017 will be held in the territory of Belarus where Russia will mobilize more than 4,000 wagons for the transportation of weapons and soldiers.

    Ukraine expressed  …

  • Ukraine to seek closer defense cooperation with Poland, Baltic states

    The Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, and Polish Defense Ministers will pay a visit to Ukraine in order to discuss further defensive cooperation, according to the Facebook page of the Ukrainian Defense Minister, Stepan Poltorak.

    “An important event in the history of the Ukrainian defense agency is expected to occur tomorrow. The Defense Ministers of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland are coming to Ukraine. Following the results of the meeting, a signing of a joint agreement on further …