Contents tagged with military exercises in Ukrane

  • Ukraine’s Navy conducts drills with US Navy destroyer USS James E. Williams

    On Saturday, the Ukrainian Naval Forces conducted PASSEX type joint training exercises with the US Navy’s James E. Williams destroyer, the press center of Ukraine’s Naval Command reported.

    “On December 2, the Ukrainian Naval Forces together with the USS James Williams conducted PASSEX type training exercises. Two Ka-27 helicopters from the Ukrainian Navy were involved in the event,” the report states.

    The goal of the exercises was to work on cooperation with partner-states’ ships according to …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces test medium-range missiles near Crimea

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine have conducted medium-range anti-aircraft missile tests near Oleksandrivka village in Kherson region. The testing ground lies in the southeast area of Ukraine, not far from the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula.

    According to the press service of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, over the course of the training, the Ukrainian military fired over 40 shots from Buk-M1, S-300 and Osa antiaircraft missile systems.

    The report stated that the exercise involved military …

  • Ukraine begins tests of medium range anti-air missiles in Kherson region

    Flight tests of medium-range anti-aircraft missiles began in the Kherson region, as posted on Facebook by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    "At the temporary site near Oleksandrivka in the Kherson region, flight tests of the anti-aircraft medium-range guided missiles began. The tests are being conducted under the leadership of the commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel-General Serhiy Drozdov.

    The aircraft crews, anti-aircraft missile forces, radio- …

  • Moldovan President Dodon nominates his own candidate for the post of Minister of Defense

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon rejected the candidacy of Eugen Sturza, who was nominated by the ruling coalition for the post of defense minister, instead proposing to the government his own candidate, General Victor Gaiciuc.The Moldovan leader announced this at a briefing held in Chisinau, Ukrinform reports.

    "Today I sent a letter to the Prime Minister rejecting the candidacy of Eugen Sturza for the post of Minister of Defense. Mr. Sturza is an incompetent man in the military sphere, with no …

  • Moldovan President Dodon promises to punish military for participating in NATO exercises

    The pro-Russian president of Moldova, Igor Dodon, has signed a decree suspending the government's decision, published in the Official Monitor, to send a military contingent of the National Army to the Rapid Trident-2017 exercises in Ukraine.At the same time, he promised to lower the ranks of servicemen who left for the exercises, Presidential spokesman Ion Ceban wrote on his Facebook page.

    "The government's decision to send Moldovan soldiers to the exercises in Ukraine was suspended by …

  • Despite president Dodon’s ban Moldovan military will take part in exercises in Ukraine

    A contingent of 57 servicemen of the National Army of Moldova is participating in the NATO Rapid Trident 2017 military exercise, which will be held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Lviv region, from September 7th to 23rd, as reported by the Ministry of Defense of Moldova.

    According to the commander of the Moldovan contingent, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Markutsi, the goal of the exercises is to improve the level of coordination between troops, strengthen the …

  • Moldovan Prime Minister wants to send military to exercises in Ukraine despite Dodon's ban

    The Government of the Republic of Moldova will seek the participation of Moldovan military in the international exercise Rapid Trident-2017 in Ukraine, stated Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip at a cabinet meeting.

    He urged the ministers to find an opportunity to send a Moldovan contingent to the exercises.

    "The trip to the exercises in Ukraine was canceled a day before. Before that five other trips were canceled the same way. I believe that there is no reason for this. It's no secret that …

  • President Dodon forbids Moldovan military from participating in exercises in Ukraine

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon banned Moldovan servicemen from participating in the Rapid Trident multinational military exercises which will be held from September 7 to 23 in Ukraine. “The participation of Moldovan servicemen in military exercises outside the country is not acceptable,” Dodon wrote on his Facebook page.

    He published a letter from Acting Defense Minister George Galbura, in which the Minister asked for permission to participate in the military exercises, along with the answer to …