Contents tagged with Armed Forces
Ukraine has tripled the combat strength of their missile forces
In comparison to 2014, the combat strength of the Ukrainian missile forces has tripled. According to Interfax-Ukraine, this was said by the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko.“The combat strength of the troops has tripled since 2014. Today, there are specific measures being implemented to enhance the combat potential of the missile troops and the artillery. Their organizational structure is being improved, systematic modernization is being executed and new …
Ukrainian military has more than 300,000 contracted servicemen
"Today, 156,500 soldiers, 109,000 non-commissioned officers and 47,500 commissioned officers from the Armed Forces of Ukraine are doing military service under contract," stated the spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Lieutenant Colonel Dmytro Hutsulyak at a briefing on Tuesday, October 4.
He stressed that the Ministry of Defense continues to increase the number of contracted soldiers and, accordingly, reduce the number of mobilized servicemen. Thus, more than 53,000 servicemen, …
Ukraine proposes providing monetary compensation to separatists who surrender with weapons
Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman Andriy Lysenko proposed implementing a program that solicits the surrender of separatists with weapons. He proposed the initiative on Facebook, naming the project "Make profits while saving lives."
Essentially, separatists who surrender their equipment to Ukraine (tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled guns) acquire the right in court for a reduction of or exemption from punishment and will receive monetary …
UK to train 5,000 Ukrainian soldiers in accordance with NATO standards
In 2017 Great Britain will train 5,000 Ukrainian servicemen in accordance with NATO standards, as was said by the British Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, during a meeting with Ukrainian Defense Minister, Stepan Poltorak.
"The volume of training and advisory support from Britain is expected to increase. Five thousand Ukrainian servicemen will be trained in accordance with NATO standards next year - this is the new goal of the British training mission in Ukraine," Fallon stated, …
US and Ukraine sign agreement on military cooperation
The Pentagon and Ukrainian Ministry of Defense signed an agreement on military cooperation, aimed at increasing the defense capability of Ukraine and the expansion of assistance provided by the United States to Kiev, the US Department of Defense reported on Thursday, September 8.
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and his Ukrainian counterpart, Stepan Poltorak, signed a partnership agreement at a meeting in London, during which they also discussed the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, the …
Ukrainian military says it is ready to adopt Euro-Atlantic principles and standards
The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready to transition to Euro-Atlantic principles and standards, said Lieutenant Colonel Oleksiy Chernobay, a spokesperson from the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, at a briefing on Friday.
“Last year fifteen combat brigades, two regiments and four battalions, as well as one brigade, six regiments and eleven battalions of operational, combat, logistics and technical support, were created,” he said.
According to him, the additional combat units allowed the Armed Forces …
Supreme Allied Commander in Europe: The modernization of the Russian army cannot fail to impress
U.S. General Curtis Scaparrotti, Chief of the Allied Forces of NATO in Europe, is impressed with the way Moscow has reformed its military doctrine in recent years, he said on Thursday, July 28, speaking at a security forum in the U.S. city of Aspen, Colorado.
"It is obvious that they learn ... adapt their [military] doctrine ... which cannot fail to impress. They, certainly are modernizing; they reorganized their [armed] forces, by reducing their numbers, but at the same time making them more …
Ukrainian Ministry of Defense plans to bring the Air Force up to NATO standards
The First Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Ivan Rusnak, and the United States Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF), Deborah Lee James, discussed the development of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Censor.net quotes the Ministry’s press service as reporting that the meeting was held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 in Kiev.
During the meeting, the parties discussed issues of bilateral cooperation towards developing Ukraine’s air force in the face of the current political and …
Ukrainian army to add Islamic military chaplains to their ranks
Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) Viktor Muzhenko met with the Mufti of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Ukraine, Sheikh Said Ismagilov, and afterwards instructed officials to coordinate the activities of Muslim military chaplains, Krym.Realii reported.
"The problem arose in connection with the imperfection of the regulatory legislation, which does not allow this category of military chaplains to fully carry out their pastoral work... …
The Security Service of Ukraine: Restoration of control over the Donbas is imminent
Yuriy Tandit, the Advisor to the Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, claimed during a live broadcast of 112 Ukraine that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were sufficiently trained and armed to repel attacks and preserve the country’s territorial integrity.According to Tandit, Ukraine now has enough military force to maintain the state’s integrity. He said if "Putin planned to go to territories under Ukrainian law, he would be committing suicide.” Tandit believes that the Armed Forces of Ukraine …