Contents tagged with Ukrainian Defense Industry

  • Poroshenko promises audit of Ukrainian defense industry

    During a session of the National Security and Defense Council on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to have the state-owned defense concern “Ukroboronprom” audited.

    “We are now initiating a complex international audit of the concern Ukroboronprom in accordance with the law on national security – a complex audit of all contracts,” the Ukrainian President said.

    “Secondly, I propose that we immediately deal with the matter of expanding the concern’s supervisory board with …

  • Ukraine calls up reservists

    The press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense  stated that starting Monday, December 3rd, large-scale call-up of reservists and those liable for military duty will begin.

    “In part, reservists will be called to duty for up to 15 days to command units and up to 20 days to training centers. Therefore, it is assumed that all the events will be completed before the beginning of the New Year holidays,” noted the Ministry.

    “However, mobilization will only be carried out in the case of open …

  • Ukraine to allocate over 5% of its GDP to the defense budget

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) has adopted the main parameters of the defense budget for 2019, the NSDC’s press service stated. Over 5% of the GDP will be allocated for the needs of security and defense sector of Ukraine.

    "At the request of the president of Ukraine, a significant increase in servicemen’s pay is one of the important priorities of the budget for next year,” noted Secretary of the NSDC Oleksandr Turchynov. He said the development, preparation of …

  • Klimkin: Ukraine needs more high-tech weapons

    Ukraine needs more defensive and high-tech weapons, as well as significant cooperation with the US and NATO, stated Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in an interview with news web site.

    “We definitely need it. I have always said I do not like this division, between lethal and non-lethal. There is a clear concept of defensive weapons. We need it," Klimkin said, stressing that "we definitely need more high-tech weapons. “

    Replying to the question of whether it was …

  • Poroshenko announced successful testing of new air-to-ground missile

    Ukraine has successfully tested a new 57 mm missile for the Ukrainian Air Force. The missile is designed to destroy ground targets as was announced by President Petro Poroshenko on Facebook.

    "I have good news. Ukroboronprom has developed a new rocket for the Air Force of Ukraine. 57 mm missiles are designed to destroy ground targets and are projected to be used to arm attack helicopters and planes," the President wrote.

    According to him, during the test, the crew of the helicopter, which is …