Contents tagged with army

  • Ukraine summons reserve officers

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has signed an order summoning reserve officers to military service in 2017. This was announced at a briefing on Tuesday by General-Lieutenant Artur Artemenko, deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).

    “Today an order was signed by the Defense Minister which determines the procedure for summoning officers to military service in 2017. The order has been sent to the Ministry of Justice and after ratification by the relevant …

  • Ukrainian army adds new armored vehicle to its arsenal

    On March 21, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak, signed order No. 158, authorizing the use of the Kozak-2 armored personnel carrier in the Ukrainian Armed Forces after it passed all state trials.

    According to the order, the vehicle was accepted “in accordance with the procedure for the development and release of new types of defense equipment, and taking into account the positive results of the government tests, with the goal of providing the Ukrainian Armed Forces with …

  • Russia integrates South Ossetian army into the Russian military

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and South Ossetian representative Ibrahim Gasseev signed an "interstate" agreement on the order of intergartion of separate divisions of the South Ossetian Republic army into the structure of the Russian Armed Forces.

    "We, as before, consider cooperation between Russia and South Ossetia as one of the stabilizing factors in the Caucasus. In general, we are connected by long-standing relations," Shoygu said at the signing ceremony.

    He recalled that Russia …

  • Kosovo forms army despite NATO’s protests

    In spite of the sharp objections of NATO, the EU and the US, the Kosovo authorities are not backing down from their intention to create their own army. As reported by the Zeri newspaper published in Pristina on Saturday March 18, 51 million euros are to be allocated to the creation of the army.

    According to the publication, this amount will grow annually by 5 million euros.

    According to the plan, the army will consist of 8 000 military personnel, 3 000 of whom will be reservists, the …

  • Russia will form a new army at the southeastern border of Ukraine

    A new integrated 8th army will be formed in the Russian Southern military district, as reported by Izvestia daily citing representatives of the Russian military forces.

    “The General Staff headquarters are planned to be established in Novocherkassk with the units stationed in Rostov and Volgograd regions,” Izvestia reports.

    Izvestia’s source said that the formation of the new Army has already begun. It is expected that the first stage of the formation of the army will be completed by June 2017. …

  • Russia's newly-formed 22nd Army Corps begins combat training in the Crimea

    The Russian military has created the 22nd Army Corps of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, and the new corps has begun combat training in the Crimea, the commander of the Southern Military District of Russia, Colonel-General Aleksandr Dvornikov, stated.

    "At present, the 150th Motorized Rifle Division in the Rostov region, the 42nd motorized rifle division in the Chechen Republic, and the 22nd Army Corps of the Black Sea Fleet in the Crimea were formed and began combat training. Also a squadron of Ka- …

  • Shoygu: Russia will continue strengthening troops in the country's south due to the situation in Ukraine

    The Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Shoygu, stated that troops in the Russian Southern Military District should be strengthened due to the situation in the southeast of Ukraine and activities of international terrorist groups in the North Caucasus.

    “It is worth noticing that the military-political situation in the southwest is still unstable. Negative impacts are made first by the situation in the southeast of Ukraine and also by the activities of international terrorist …

  • Russia has started to form a new military division near the border with Ukraine

    The Russian Federation has violated the provisions of the Vienna Document-2011 on confidence and security building measures by starting to form a new motorized rifle division near the border with Ukraine, without informing the OSCE, according to the press service of the General Staff of Ukraine.

    On January 16th-19th, Ukraine, together with Canada and Denmark, conducted an inspection in the Rostov region of the Russian Federation to ensure that Russia complies with the commitments to openness …

  • 152,000 Russians drafted during fall conscription

    More than 620,000 recruits arrived at the military registration and enlistment offices during the autumn conscription. 152,000 of them were sent into military service, according to the head of the Main Organization and Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Vasily Tonkoshkurov.

    "623,000 conscripts came to the commission meetings. Decisions regarding entry into service were made on 152,000 of them, with more than 470,000 being granted draft …

  • The 32nd Army Corps has been revived in Crimea under Russian jurisdiction

    The 32nd Army Corps located on the Crimean peninsula has been revived as part of the ground forces of the Black Sea Fleet, a source familiar with the situation told Interfax on November 12.

    The Directorate of the 32nd Army Corps became operational as of December 1 when the new training year started in the Russian Armed Forces, the Agency’s interlocutor clarified. The source did not specify the composition of the re-established Army Corps.

    According to available data, the Army Corps could …