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  • Poltorak: 623 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed or wounded in 2016

    The situation in eastern Ukraine is becoming increasingly tense

    Ukrainian Defense Minister and Army General, Stepan Poltorak, stated that 623 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed or wounded in 2016, a statement by the Defense Ministry's press service reads.

    "The situation in eastern Ukraine is becoming increasingly tense. This year the enemy has already violated the ceasefire about 7,000 times. The enemy uses forbidden armament - artillery systems and MRLS," Poltorak stated.

    According to …

  • Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada: Ukraine is counting on the supply of weapons from the West

    The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, stated that Ukraine is counting on supplies of lethal weapons and the strengthening of international sanctions against Russia, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    “We are counting on political and financial support, strengthening of economic sanctions against the aggressor and other kinds of assistance, including supplies of lethal weapons to our state,” Parubiy said during the meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Ukraine-NATO Council in Kiev. The …

  • Shoygu announces surprise inspection of Russian Armed Forces

    The Russian Minister of Defense, Army General Sergey Shoygu reported at an extraordinary meeting on the 14th of June that Vladimir Putin announced a sudden check of the country’s armed forces. The Ministry’s press service revealed that it would last until the 22nd of June.

    “The regular sudden check has started for assessment of combat and mobilization readiness, beginning 7:00 AM, in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, …

  • Nearly 30,000 Ukrainians have enlisted in the army this year

    More than 29,500 people have enlisted and signed contracts with the Armed Forces of Ukraine since the beginning of 2016. Of this amount, 3,000 are officers. This was reported by the press center of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    According the agency’s Facebook page, the placement of these contract servicemen in the military units was implemented according to the “maximum quality at optimum quantity” principle.

    “The priorities in these placements remain unchanged. The first …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine spends one fifth of its budget on the Army

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that one fifth of the state budget is spent on the defense sector, RBC-Ukraine reported.

    “Almost one fifth of the state budget we spend on Army and that’s justified,” Poroshenko stated.

    “We have created a modern army in two years and every Ukrainian has a legitimate right to be proud of it,” the President noted.

    Poroshenko did not rule out the possibility of a partial mobilization in 2016.

     “The only thing I still can’t promise is that there will …