Contents tagged with NSDC

  • Ukrainian parliament considers unbundling defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom

    A bill calling for the unbundling of the Ukrainian state-owned defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament.

    Submitted on 24 April, Bill No. 10248 is endorsed by a number of MPs, including Serhiy Pashynskyi, Ivan Vinnyk, Tetiana Chornovol, Vadym Kryvenko, Andriy Levus, Andriy Teterev and Yuriy Bereza.

    The bill proposes several amendments to the law “On the nature of governance of state-owned facilities in the defense industry sector”, …

  • Ukrainian President to discuss 'June package' of sanctions against Russia with EU leaders

    President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said that he will discuss the "June package" of sanctions against Russia with the leadership of the European Union, reports Radio Liberty.

    "We will discuss the June package of sanctions," Poroshenko told journalists in the Belgian capital, Brussels.

    Representatives of the European Union have not yet commented on Poroshenko’s statements.

    Earlier, Petro Poroshenko, by his own decree, approved the National Security and Defense Council decision to impose …

  • Ukraine imposes additional sanctions against Russia 

    The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine approved the introduction of additional sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities. The decision is made in connection with the incident in the Kerch Strait, as well as with the holding of elections in the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR. 

    The press service of the National Security Council of Ukraine specified that the sanctions are imposed on those Russian companies, businessmen, politicians and deputies, law enforcement …

  • Ukraine prepares sanctions against election organizers in LPR and DPR

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) is working on sanctions against the leaders and organizers of the “elections” in the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions occupied by Russia, stated NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov.

    "The NSDC is working on sanctions against those who managed and organized the fake elections. This list may include representatives of selected European countries who, for some provocative motives, pretended that they were legitimate," …

  • For the first time in 19 years Ukraine test fires S-300 anti-air system

    Ukrainian anti-air troops used the mobile S-300B1 anti-air missile defense system in a drill for the first time in 19 years,reported Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of General Staff and Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on November 3.

    According to Muzhenko, the results of the training shots “confirmed the possibility of significantly increasing the combat strength in the shortest possible time”. “For the first time in 19 years, there was combat use of the mobile S-300B1 anti-air missile system, …

  • Ukraine tests new mobile mortar system

    The Ukrainian Army has tested a new 120 mm mobile mortar system Bars-8MMK which uses automated deployment and fire control systems, stated the press service of the National Security Council.

    The new mobile mortar system was created on the basis of the “Bars-8” armored vehicle, which allows it to quickly move to the required firing position. The crew of the mobile system consists of only three people. The system needs about a minute to be deployed and prepared for firing and only 20 seconds to …

  • Ukraine accuses Russia of disseminating fake news about defective Javelins

    A fake letter from the Design Bureau Luch addressed to National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov appeared on the Internet stating that the American Javelin anti-tank missile systems received by Ukraine were of poor quality.

    The letter states that a failure in the performance of Javelin was recorded because of problems with the main propulsion engine. The manufacturer’s specifics indicated that the engine’s lifespan had run out but it was extended by special …

  • Kyiv to lift restrictions on the privatization of Ukrainian defense companies

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), the Cabinet of Ministers and the National Security Committee of the Verkhovna Rada are preparing a bill to lift restrictions for privatizing state defense enterprises, stated NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov.

    "We are actively working with the Cabinet of Ministers, the Verkhovna and the relevant committees in order to lift any restrictions on privatization of the state defense enterprises and investments at the legislative level, …

  • Ukrainian President calls for expanding sanctions against Russia following U.S. decision

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called the expansion of individual sanctions by the U.S. authorities “unprecedented.” He praised the recent sanctions imposed against persons designated under the January 2018 Kremlin Report as “a decent answer to the aggressor.”

    Poroshenko welcomed the decision of the U.S., stating that the free world will continue strengthening a coalition against Russian aggression. This unified effort, he stated, is based on “strong Transatlantic unity and common …

  • Ukrainian President: $5 billion in bank assets remain in occupied territory

    During a meeting in Volyn Oblast, President Petro Poroshenko said that bank assets valued at $5 billion remain in the occupied territory.

    "One number that has never been made public is that bank assets worth $5 billion have remained in the occupied territory," the President said.

    Poroshenko added that these funds cannot be withdrawn because the treasuries had been seized.

    On March 6, Ukraine extended sanctions against four banks with Russian state capital for four years. The banks affected …