Contents tagged with Reznikov

  • Defense Minister Reznikov: Ukraine should abolish law disallowing deployment of foreign military bases in its territory

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that Ukraine should lift the ban on the deployment of foreign military bases in its territory.

    Reznikov noted that the law disallowing deployment of foreign military bases in Ukraine is outdated.

    "It is clear that, if necessary, you can find a legal formula not to call the base a base, but some kind of "center of interaction and exchange of experience" or something. But why? It is necessary to remove this restriction, which has lost its …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: the main counteroffensive has not yet begun

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that there should be no doubts about the success of Ukraine's summer counteroffensive and that recent modest achievements are only a "preview" for a much larger offensive.

    Reznikov said in an interview with the Financial Times that several villages liberated in recent weeks was "not the main event" in Kyiv's planned offensive.

    "When that happens, you're going to see it all. Everyone will see everything," he said, brushing off media reports of a …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: there are doubts that Russian nuclear weapons are in working condition

    There are doubts about the state of Russian nuclear weapons, since last tests were carried out in 1998, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov on Ukrainian national TV.

    According to him, the nuclear weapons, and carriers that Ukraine gave Russia in the 1990s reached their storage life in 1997.

    "Then they could upgrade and modify them, but formally their shelf life was reached then. Plus, Ukrainian factories manufactured many components. We no longer help them," Reznikov said.

    The …

  • Defense Minister Reznikov: Ukraine is ready for counteroffensive

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that Ukraine is ready for a counteroffensive against the Russian troops. Ukrainian troops are now waiting for the appropriate weather conditions and decisions of the command.

    "The preparation is being completed, with the exception of weapons and equipment that our military has yet to master it. We have received very modern systems, especially in terms of the armored fist. I remember that in addition to the tank component, which includes …

  • Defense Minister Reznikov invites western F-16 pilots to join Ukrainian Army

    At a joint press briefing with the Danish Defense Minister, Troels Lund Poulsen, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov invited foreign pilots who know how to fly F-16 fighter jets to join the Ukrainian Forces. 

    "We expect that Ceasar artillery systems will be delivered to Ukraine next month. They are currently on training grounds in Denmark. Regarding the Leopard 1 tanks, two months ago, Denmark has signed an agreement with Germany. We hope that we will start delivering these tanks by …

  • Defense Minister Reznikov: Ukrainian counteroffensive will begin in April-May

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that Ukraine will launch a counteroffensive in April-May, attacking Russian forces in several directions at once.

    "You will see Leopard in a counterattack by the decision of our General Staff. It is already planned in several directions. It depends on which moment is most suitable, how they decide. It also all depends on the weather conditions. In the spring, our land is very wet. I think we will see them in April-May," he said in an interview …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: counteroffensive will begin when Ukrainian troops complete training on western weapons

    Deliveries of Western weapons to the Ukrainian army are dependent on the duration of the training of the Ukrainian military. Therefore, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will go on a counteroffensive only after the necessary training of personnel, said the Ukrainian Defense Minister, Oleksiy Reznikov, after the meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels.

    "As for the weapons, the deadlines have been announced. All the timelines of supplying them to Ukraine are dependent, first of all, on the …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Kyiv will soon be getting Western fighter jets

    Western partners will provide Ukraine with aircraft, the question is only which ones, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov at a press conference.

    "Today, in terms of obtaining weapons, we have received everything. Only the planes are remaining. I can add optimism. There will also be planes, the question is simply what kind of planes," he said.

    According to him, Ukraine's partners are constantly being told about the need for aircraft since this is also part of the air defense. …

  • Defense Minister Reznikov: Ukrainian tank crews begin training on German Leopard 2 tanks as discussions about their delivery continue

    Even though the meeting of Ukrainian representatives with Western allies in Ramstein ended without news about the delivery of tanks to Ukraine, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov promised "continuation".

    US President Joe Biden said, in response to a question whether he supported the idea of Poland sending German tanks to Ukraine, that Kyiv would receive all the necessary assistance to fight the Russian army.

    Ukraine's ambassador to the UK, Vadym Prystaiko, said in an interview with …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Russia’s borders will be closed in a week as Putin is preparing for a new round of mobilization

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Okelsii Reznikov warned Russians that the Kremlin is preparing for a new round of mobilization and plans to close the country's borders in a week.

    "On the eve of the new year, I appeal to the citizens of Russia who are liable for military service. First, this applies to residents of large Russian cities. I know for a fact that you have about one week left while you still have at least some choice. In early January, the Russian authorities will close the borders for …