Contents tagged with army

  • Germany to send military advisers to Ukraine

    The German Defense Ministry agreed to send military advisers to Ukraine, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    The agreement was signed on Thursday in Kyiv by the Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister for European Integration, Ihor Dolhov, and the German Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defense, Ralf Brauksiepe.

    According to the agreement, German advisers will be active at the Petro Sahaydachnyi National Academy of Ground Forces in Lviv. …

  • Opposition leader: The Belarusian Army is a branch of Russia’s Army

    The Belarusian regime became a pig before the slaughter, says the country's opposition leader Mikola Statkevich. He suggested his fellow citizens take responsibility for their country, which was "practically sold out by the narrow-minded dictator.""I’ve read an interview of a Russian politologist, Valery Solovey with Euroradio recently,” Alexander Lukashenko’s rival in the 2010 election wrote in his blog. In particular, he said, "I have no doubt that Belarus has a lot of followers of Russia, …

  • Ukrainian MoD: Former Ukrainian servicemen in Crimea are under attack from Russian special services

    Former Ukrainian military forces who now live in the Crimea could become "potential victims of the Russian special services." This opinion was expressed by the speaker of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine on ATO issues, Andrey Lysenko in an interview with Krym.Realii on November 16.

    "The territory annexed by the Russian Federation is home to thousands of former Ukrainian servicemen who had retired to the reserve. At any time, the Russian security forces can detain and pass off such people as ' …

  • Polish Ministry of National Defense intends to equip the army with thousands of drones

    The minister of national defense for Poland, Antoni Macierewicz, announced the purchase of drones for operational forces and territorial defense troops, Polish Radio reported. According to Macierewicz, the troops will be equipped with both combat and surveillance drones.

    “I intend to purchase as many as are needed for each type of unit. This weapon, speaking of drones, is massive. Its efficiency depends on the quantity. That is why we are talking about thousands of drones,” Macierewicz said. …

  • Poroshenko grants medals to 109 Ukrainian soldiers

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree granting military awards to 109 soldiers who took part in the war in the Donbas, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    "Among the recipients were 26 defenders who were awarded posthumously, and 83 soldiers who were wounded,” Poroshenko’s press service stated.

    The servicemen were given awards for fighting in Zaitseve, Avdiivka, and Mariupol.

    Five soldiers were given the Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky III degree posthumously, and 21 were given the Order …

  • Part of the Black Sea off the coast of the Crimea was allocated to the Russian military

    The Russian government has allocated a part of the Black Sea in Crimea to military unit #28735. According to TASS news agency the transfer of marine area to the military was carried out “to provide national defense and state security.”

    The corresponding decree from the Russian cabinet was published on its official website containing legal information.

    The document says that 0.5 square kilometers was allocated “for separate use for 20 years.”

    According to the governmental decree, the military …

  • Russian Armed Forces launch new internet communication system

    The Russian Armed Forces have completed a deployment of the military internet communication system officially called “a closed segment of data transmission” (or CSDD). The military network is not connected to the global internet, and all computers connected to it are protected from connections with uncertified USB drives or external hard drives. Within the network, military personnel have deployed their email service by which classified information, including top secret documents, is …

  • Ukrainian Chief of General Staff: Ukraine has created four new battalions in accordance with NATO standards

    The Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Viktor Muzhenko, reported that four battalions have been created in Ukraine according to NATO standards and that a fifth one was also being formed.

    As he said on Saturday, October 15, in an interview with TV Channel 5, "quite a high level of training, with quite positive feedback reciived from American and Canadian instructors regarding our military personnel’s competence and motivation."

    Muzhenko also added that Ukraine is now …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine is preparing for a full-scale invasion by Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine is in a state of war and does not rule out a full-scale invasion by Russia. He stated this in the city of Chuhuiv, in the Kharkiv region, during the transfer of military equipment for the army, Ukrainska Pravda reports.

    "The probability of the escalation of the conflict is still considerably high. Those who do not feel this need to understand: the country is now in a state of war," Poroshenko said. "I emphasize that the war and the defense of our …

  • Commander of Russian 'little green men' in Crimea will be new commander of Russian airborne troops

    The Russian Defense Ministry appointed Lieutenant-General Andrey Serdyukov as commander of Russian airborne troops, Izvestia reports.

    According to the publication, the 53-year-old General held all command positions, and also led a special operation in the Crimea in the spring of 2014. The submission on the appointment of Serdyukov has been sent to the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.

    “Currently, the decision on the appointment of Andrey Serdyukov has already been made by the Ministry of …