Contents tagged with Armed Forces of Ukraine

  • Ukraine creates military medical directorate

    The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has created a single body for controlling medical support, the Defense Ministry’s website reported.

    “The primary goal of the creation of the new structure is to establish an effective system of medical support in accordance with the requirements of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and NATO standards. The central military medical department of the Ministry of Defense is in the process of disbanding,” the report states.

    The Main Military Medicine …

  • Muzhenko: during Russia’s annexation of Crimea Ukraine sent 8,000 troops to neighboring Kherson region

    When the Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014, 8,000 servicemen were transferred to the Kherson region, as reported by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko on Bloger.FM radio.

    "There was already an understanding that this would not end with peaceful annexation, that there still would be confrontation. And at that time a decision was made to create the appropriate military formation along the border and I had to build a force to operate on the southern …

  • Ukrainian soldiers of the 54th Brigade captured a Russian-made flamethrower in a fight with separatists

    On Thursday, December 7, the soldiers of the 54th Brigade took a Russian-made Shmel (“Flamethrower”) from the invaders reported journalist Andriy Tsaplienko on his Facebook page.

    "A fresh trophy. A Shmel flamethrower. Russian-manufactured. These guys, the fighters of the 54th Brigade captured it today from enemy saboteurs. The latter planned to burn one of the Ukrainian positions from 400 meters. You might ask: ‘How do I know this exact figure?’ Let me explain. The sight of this "Shaitan-tube" …

  • General Ben Hodges: In its training U.S. army uses expertise of Ukrainian military in fighting Russia

    The commander of U.S. forces in Europe, Ben Hodges, said that the American army learned a great deal from the Ukrainian military, which was engaged in battles involving Russian artillery, missiles, drones and Russian electronic warfare. He said this in an interview with news agency European Pravda during the Lviv Security Forum.

    “And not only do we value this experience, but all (of the allies) took it into account and incorporated it into their training systems. The Ukrainians’ experience …

  • Journalist: Pilots who provided evidence in court against General Nazarov have been dismissed from the Ukrainian air force

    Two military experts, 1st class test pilots Colonel Victor Lukyanchuk and Colonel Oleksandr Pakholchenko, who signed a conclusion about the reasons for the death of the 49 soldiers on board the Il-76 near Luhansk and about responsibility for this of the command of headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), were fired from the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the grounds of "staff reduction", as reported by journalist Yuriy Butusov on Facebook.

    Butusov said that the trial information on the …

  • Ukrainian military command: Ukrainian soldier captured during a fight near Krymske

    A soldier from the 16th Motorized Infantry Battalion (MIB) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was taken prisoner during the fighting on November 23 near Krymske in the Luhansk province,  as reported  by the 16th MIB on Facebook.

    “In connection with the spread of distorted information on the soldiers killed in the fighting of November 23 near Krymske in the Luhansk province, we present an explanation. It was officially reported that four Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the mentioned territory. It …

  • Media: A leak on social media by a military volunteer disrupted an operation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbas

    The Ukrainian army offensive in the Donbas failed because one of the volunteers disclosed the military’s plans, as reported by TSN news, citing a source in the headquarters of the 54th Brigade.

    According to him, Kyiv initially planned to capture a significant amount of territory and move to the outskirts of Horlivka, which is under the control of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.

    "The result was planned to be much more ambitious. They planned to seize a much larger territory, but …

  • Muzhenko: Ukraine has sent the list of weapons it needs to US

    The Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko stated that Ukraine had agreed with the United States on the list of weapons and expects a corresponding political decision from the US.

    "All the lists have been submitted. Everything is agreed on our end. We are waiting for a political decision. The provision of armaments will send a clear signal to all countries, including NATO members, that such supplies can be provided to Ukraine," said Muzhenko in an interview with …

  • Ukrainian activist: Armed Forces of Ukraine took control of several villages at the Svitlodarsk salient

    Ukrainian military took control of several villages and captured strategic heights at the Svitlodarsk salient in the Donbas, as reported on Facebook by Ukrainian activist Yuriy Mysyagin.

    "As a result of sudden advancement by several units of the 54th Brigade and the 24th Aidar Battalion, several villages were freed, residents of which met our infantry as liberators, and several strategic heights were also taken under our control," Mysyagin writes.

    According to Mysyagin, Ukrainian military …

  • Since the beginning of 2017 the Ukrainian Army has received 10 aircraft and 875 units of new military equipment

    Since the beginning of the year, the Armed Forces of Ukraine has received 875 units of weapons and military equipment, as reported by the official spokesman for the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Andriy Lysenko, Ukrinform reports.

    "Since the beginning of the year, 875 units of weapons and military equipment have been delivered to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including 10 aircraft, 2 helicopters, 67 armored vehicles, 26 missile and artillery armament units, and 319 cargo, ambulance, and …