Contents tagged with Weapons to Ukraine

  • Canadian opposition demands weapons intended for the Kurds in Iraq be sent to Ukraine instead

    CTV reported on Monday that the Conservative Party of Canada, which currently serves as Canada’s Official Opposition party, has proposed that the country’s government transfer lethal weapons previously intended for delivery to the Kurds in Iraq to Ukraine instead.

    "They [the ruling Liberal Party of Canada] have been allowing these weapons to sit in storage and collect dust and, meanwhile, the violence in Ukraine has taken on a new spring offensive," conservative politician James Bezan claimed. …

  • The USA’s defense budget for 2019 allocates $250 million to Ukraine

    As stated by the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA on Facebook, the USA’s defense budget for 2019 provides for 250 million dollars’ worth of assistance to Ukraine. "The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives introduced the draft proposal for 2019 defense budget. The amount of funds proposed to provide for “security assistance” to Ukraine, including lethal weapons, is 250 million dollars, which is 100 million more than was proposed …

  • US Ambassador: Since 2014 the US has allocated almost $1 billion to improve Ukraine's security

    Since 2014, the United States has funneled nearly a billion US dollars into Ukraine for improving security, US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch said in an interview with Zavtra, a joint project of Radio Liberty and 112 Ukraine, on the evening of April 22.

    When asked when Ukraine would receive defensive weapons from the United States, Yovanovitch replied: "I cannot say anything new about this. You know, obviously, this is not the kind of information that we publicly speak about." …

  • 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 …