Category Archives: Military

ukraine: Army to get powerful RS80 rockets ahead of schedule

21:30, 14.10.20 – UNIAN The first batch of unguided rockets have successfully undergone live-fire tests and confirmed compliance with tactical and technical requirements. Ukraine’s state-owned Artem Holding, which is part of the Ukroboronprom defense giant, is ready to ensure an early delivery to the customer, the Defense Ministry, several hundred new unguided aircraft rockets, manufactured under the National defense order.

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ukraine: Air Force gets modernized MiG29 fighter

23:15, 09.10.20 – UNIAN Service life has been extended, while new Ukrainian-made equipment and systems have been installed. The Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant SE, which is part of the Ukroboronprom Group, handed over to the military another upgraded MiG-29MU1 fighter jet. That’s according to the plant CEO Dmytro Matrunchyk, Ukroboronprom’s press service reports. “On the eve of Ukraine Defender Day,

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USAF SPECIAL OPERATIONS CV-22S BUZZ UKRAINE’S CAPITAL CITY, B-52S FLY IN UKRAINIAN AIRSPACE FOR THIRD TIME THIS MONTH

By Nolan Peterson  KYIV, Ukraine — The US Air Force had a busy day in Ukraine on Wednesday, underscoring a slow but steady uptick in overt American airpower support for this post-Soviet country, which has been locked in a low-intensity land war against Russian invasion forces since the spring of 2014. A formation of two US Air Force CV-22B Ospreys flew over

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US troops deploy to Lithuania during heightened tensions in Eastern Europe

3 September 2020 – By Caitlin McFall | Fox News ‘All the exercises taking place in the country are of a defensive nature and are not directed against any state’ The U.S. Army will initiate on Friday the deployment of about 500 troops to Lithuania as part of a military operation, though government officials have said the strategy has nothing to do with recent political

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Lukashenko says Belarusian army on full alert on western border

20:55, 18 August 2020 – UNIAN He admitted special operations forces were involved in the dispersal of protests in his country. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says units of the Armed Forces of Belarus are on full alert on the western border. While meeting with members of the Security Council of Belarus, he also expressed concern over the situation along the

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NATO forces return to the Black Sea

21:53, 14 July 2020 – UNIAN Apart from conducting maritime security patrols in international waters, the two exercises will help enhance interoperability between Allies and regional partners. Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) units have entered the Black Sea for the second time this year to conduct further routine operations, and to

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France to supply 20 patrol boats to Ukraine – French envoy

19:57, 13 July 2020 – UNIAN Five out of 20 boats will be manufactured at Ukraine’s production facilities. French Ambassador to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins has said the two counties will sign an agreement next week on the supply of 20 patrol boats to Ukraine. In particular, de Poncins has told journalists about the projects that are at the stage

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Meeting of NATO-Ukraine Commission focuses on reforms, developments in Donbas

00:59, 09 July 2020 – UNIAN Allies also stressed the importance of delivering on domestic reforms. A meeting of NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels on July 8 focused on reforms and developments in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. “NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held talks on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, with Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Olha Stefanishyna. They

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Russia Will Hate This: Ukraine Cleared to Move American Javelin Missiles to Front Lines

U.S-supplied anti-tank weapons could change the balance of power in favor of Ukraine. by Caleb Larson In an interview, Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief Ruslan Khomchak said that following the advice of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) advisors, Ukraine’s American-supplied Javelin anti-tank missiles would be moved up to Ukraine’s front lines in their conflict against separatists in the country’s east—though the missiles would have

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US Congress to vote on $600-million military contract with Ukraine

The United States Congress will vote on the sale of $600 million of equipment to bolster Ukrainian maritime capabilities in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea after July 17. This modern equipment — including Mark VI Patrol Boats, Seahawk gun systems and FLIR Radar systems — will help the Ukrainian government protect its southern maritime flank. The arrival of

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Russia Expects Expedited Fighter Jet Deal With India – Interfax

Russia and India could sign contracts for the sale of 33 fighter jets soon as New Delhi deals with heightened tensions with China and Pakistan, Interfax reported Thursday. India’s defense ministry said it has approved procurement of 21 Mig-29 for nearly $1 billion and 12 Su-30MKI for $1.4 billion. It has also approved an upgrade to its existing fleet of

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Russian citizen illegally crosses border of Ukraine, doesn’t want to join Russian army

During the explanation, the guy noted that he did not succeed and did not advise anyone to do so Yesterday, June 26, border guards of the Sumy detachment detained a 19-year-old resident of the Russian Federation, who illegally crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border on foot outside checkpoints. This was reported by the State Border Service press office. When clarifying the circumstances

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Ukrainian MoD plans radical cuts to elite units in the Armed Forces of Ukraine

CHRISTINE CHRAIBI Following the 2013-2014 Euromaidan and Revolution of Dignity that ended the rule of former president Viktor Yanukovych, the new authorities in Kyiv inherited an army in a pitiful state. Within a short period of time, Ukraine’s army has evolved from a depleted, neglected and underfunded force to one that has contained a Russian invasion and Russian-backed forces in

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U.S. to sell Ukraine patrol boats, guns, sensors worth $600 mln

23:10, 17 June 2020 – UNIAN The sale is expected to help deter Russia from muscling Ukraine in the contested Kerch Strait and key ports along the Azov Sea. The U.S. State Department has cleared a potential sale to Ukraine of 16 Mark VI patrol boats and other gear worth $600 million, it was announced Wednesday. With the modern and

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Retired Austrian Colonel Jailed Over Spying for Russia

A retired Austrian army colonel was jailed for three years on Tuesday after being convicted of spying for Russia. The 71-year-old who has not been named “betrayed state secrets at the expense of Austria for a foreign secret service,” a Salzburg court ruled. He also “deliberately disclosed a military secret,” according to the verdict. The court case began in March

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