Contents tagged with Turchynov

  • Ukrainian politician suggests sending British warship through the Kerch Strait to see Russia’s reaction

    Speaking on the Ukrainian Pryamyi TV Channel, Yuriy Hrymchak, Ukrainian Deputy Minister of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, suggested that Britain should send the British ship HMS Echo, which recently visited in Odessa, to the Kerch Strait together with the Ukrainian vessels. 

    While speaking about the attack of Russians on the Ukrainian ships, Hrymchak said that the British ship should try to go through the Kerch Strait. 

    “When people say that Russia will allow the British ship to pass, …

  • US Senate calls for ‘tough operation’ to liberate Kerch Strait for navigation

    The US Senate has called for a “tough operation” to liberate the Kerch Strait for navigation, with nearly half of senators urging President Donald Trump to take such a step, BBC reports.

    The authors of the resolution, which was signed by 39 Senate members, believe that this is a necessary response to Russia’s actions in the Kerch Strait on November 25, when it captured three Ukrainian vessels and their crews.

    The resolution was drafted by Republican Ron Johnson, head of the Homeland Security …

  • Russia: passage of Ukrainian ships through the Kerch Strait can ‘aggravate the situation’

    The official representative for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova commented on the statement made by the Secretary of the National Security Council Oleksandr Turchynov that Ukraine is preparing another passage of ships through the Kerch Strait.

    According to her, this can “aggravate the situation.” The spokeswoman for the MFA said that Turchynov’s statement is “provocative.”

    “It [the statemen]) is absolutely irresponsible, and it is intended to aggravate the situation. …

  • Turchynov: Ukraine preparing to send more ships through Kerch Strait with international help

    Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, told BBC Ukraine in an interview that the country is planning to send more ships through the Kerch Strait with the help of international partners.

    “Yes, it is a matter of principle for us. If we stop and back down, then Russia will effectively achieve its goal of capturing the Sea of Azov, and will present to the world the new maritime borders in the Black Sea that it has determined, de facto …

  • Turchynov: Russia concentrating its military forces along Ukrainian borders

    During an emergency meeting in Kyiv, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, stated that along the land borders of Ukraine and Russia, units of the Russian Armed Forces carry out training, perhaps for the invasion of Ukraine.  

    Turchynov noted that for five years Kremlin has been waging an undeclared war against Ukraine, but today for the first time, Moscow has attacked Ukrainian troops not disguising itself as various groups like “ …

  • Ukrainian army liberates another village in Donbas

    The Ukrainian military has taken back the Rozsadky settlement in the neutral strip of the Debaltseve region (Donetsk region), the press service of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) reported on Facebook.

    Rozsadky, located at the Svitlodarsk Salient, had been held previously by the Ukrainian army, and formed part of a supply route to the groups near Debaltseve. However, after the battles in the winter of 2015 and the agreements which ensued, the town fell under the neutral strip, where no armed …

  • Turchynov: New Ukrainian anti-tank weapons are as good as Russian and US counterparts

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, speaking at the Kyiv’s Armoured Plant during the transfer of the military equipment and weapons to the army, stated that the new Ukrainian high-precision anti-tank weapons characteristics are not inferior to their counterparts from Russia, Europe and the United States, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    According to Turchynov, in particular, this can be said about the Ukrainian Stugna-P anti-tank missile systems, …

  • 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," …

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Army adopts the new Vilkha missile system

    The Vilkha missile system has been introduced to the Ukrainian army and its industrial production will start soon, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine wrote on Facebook.

    The new system was developed by Luch, the state design bureau in Kyiv. Experts say that supplies for the troops will start in mid-2019. The Cabinet of Ministers stressed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine “will strengthen its defense capabilities and will be able to effectively combat against the aggressor in the east of the …