Contents tagged with military assistance

  • US could provide $1 billion aid to Ukraine

    The United States could allocate to Ukraine more than $1 billion of assistance, said Ukrainian Ambassador to the US Volodymyr Yelchenko at a press conference, as cited by RBC Ukraine.

    According to him, $250 million has already been allocated, and another $50 million will be allocated if certain conditions are met in the implementation of the first part, and another $50 million remains from previous years.

    “Overall, in 2020 the allocation is envisaged of $250 million from the Pentagon and …

  • Lithuania intends to send more military instructors to Ukraine

    Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis advocated for an increase in the number of Lithuanian military instructors who train Ukrainian servicemen during a meeting with Ukrainian Defense Minister, Stepan Poltorak, on Friday in Vilnius.

    "It is necessary to continue cooperation and increase the number of Lithuanian military instructors who train Ukrainian servicemen in order to improve this work. It is also necessary to expand international cooperation and the exchange of experience with …

  • Russia expresses indignation over Canadian military assistance to Ukraine

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation expressed indignation over the Canadian extension of military assistance to Ukraine, in particular the training of Ukrainian military personnel by Canadian instructors. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, announced this at a briefing.

    "We also took with serious concern the decision of Canada to extend the military mission in Ukraine. Within its framework, Canadian instructors on Ukrainian …

  • Proposed U.S. military aid to Ukraine may be cut in half

    The United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations prepared a draft defense budget that promises to allocate $150 million to support the armed forces of Ukraine, according to a document posted on the House of Representatives website.

    The project proposal states that the money must be spent on training, equipment, lethal defensive weapons, logistics and intelligence. A separate paragraph makes clear that the funds allocated to Ukraine cannot be spent on the purchase or …

  • Canada may minimize military assistance for Ukraine

    The Canadian government may suspend some military assistance programs for Ukraine, as was stated by a deputy of the Federal Parliament, James Bezan, Ukrinform news agency reports.

    According to the deputy, military assistance can be considered as "too provocative" towards Russia.

    "The Ukrainian community in Canada, of which I am a member, is concerned about the restoration of relations with Russia. Minister Stéphane Dion says that he wants to hold a direct dialogue with Putin and Lavrov," the …

  • Turkey will provide Ukraine with money for the purchase of military goods

    On December 30th, Ukraine and Turkey signed an agreement for a military-financial cooperation.

    "The agreement assumes the allocation of 3 million dollars annually for 5 years. The money, allocated by the Turkish side will be used for the acquisition of Turkish military and dual-use goods for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the report of the Ukrainian Embassy in Turkey read.

    In July, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense publically released data about the logistical and humanitarian …

  • U.S drones have proven to be ineffective in the war in the Donbas

    The drones provided to Ukraine by the United States at a cost of millions of dollars, have proven to be ineffective against jammers and hackers. The Advisor to the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Nathan Khazin, stated in an interview with Reuters that the decision to use these drones in the conflict was wrong from the very beginning.

    In the summer of 2016, Ukraine received 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones. However, these mini-drones have proven to be so ineffective …

  • Nuland: The US will continue to provide Ukraine with military assistance and training

    The US will continue to provide Ukraine with military assistance, including training military personnel at the Yavorov training site in the Lvov region, as reported by the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland.

    She noted that Washington has already provided $226 million in support to Kiev "in the security arena." Moreover, American specialists trained 1,200 soldiers from the Armed Forces and 750 military personnel of the National Guard of Ukraine.

    In …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia deployed additional military equipment to Khartsyzk and Ilovaisk

    Russia has transported weapons, military equipment, ammunition and fuel to pro-Russian militants in the occupied Donbas region, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

    The Ministry had recorded the arrival of these supplies to Khartsyzk and Ilovaisk.

    Khartsyzk had received three T-72 tanks, five BMP infantry fighting vehicles, two 152-mm self-propelled howitzers, six 122-mm D-30 howitzers, 120 tons of fuel and two cars carrying uniforms.

    This …

  • Former Pentagon adviser: The US should have given anti-tank missiles to Ukraine two years ago

    According to Evelyn Farkas, the former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, if Ukraine had received Javelin anti-tank missiles two years ago, the country would not be experiencing the current conflict. 

    As the former Pentagon adviser explained to Golos Ameriki, the US could still provide Ukraine with these ani-tank missiles, which would help to change the balance of power in the region, as well as send a clear message to Moscow that if the current conflict …