Category Archives: Ukrainian JFO

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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NATO recognizes Ukraine as Enhanced Opportunities Partner

17:52, 12 June 2020 – UNIAN Ukraine’s status as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner does not prejudge any decisions on NATO membership. The North Atlantic Council on June 12 recognized Ukraine as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner. This status is part of NATO’s Partnership Interoperability Initiative, which aims to maintain and deepen cooperation between Allies and partners that have made significant contributions

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Ukraine today .org has its first 100,000 views!

12 June 2020 – UkraineToday.org From Euromaidan in November of 2013 to president Zelensky’s second year in office of 2020, Ukraine Today has been publishing the truth about Ukraine in English for the world to see. From singing to the Berkut on the Maidan to weeping for hundreds of dead Ukrainian volunteers at Debaltseve, Ukraine Today has been there. You

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U.S. may have photos of MH17 missile, court hears

18:30, 09 June 2020 © UNIAN MH17 was shot down over an area where Ukrainian troops were fighting Russian-controlled forces. The United States may have crucial satellite photos of the missile used to bring down MH17 six years ago but the images are classified, a court has heard. In the District Court of The Hague on Tuesday, prosecutor Thijs Berger

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Ukraine’s JFO HQ reports enemy death toll in Donbas in May

18:00, 01 June 2020 – UNIAN Russian occupying forces also lost seven units of military equipment and weaponry. The Joint Forces Operation Headquarters (JFO HQ) has disclosed the enemy death toll in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, for May. “According to confirmed intelligence data, Russian occupying forces’ casualties last month totaled: 49 killed and 94 wounded,” the JFO HQ wrote on Facebook

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Ukraine: OSCE SMM patrol came under fire near Berezivske

23:19, 16 May 2020 No one was injured in the incident. The patrol of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission was shelled in the occupied territory of Donbas. OSCE press service reported this. It is reported that on 15 May, an SMM patrol comprising six members and two vehicles was positioned on the south-western edge of Berezivske (non-government-controlled, 53km north-west of Luhansk) to monitor adherence

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SBU names number of Ukrainians held captive in occupied Donbas

23:30, 05 May 2020 The security agency has told how a list of those gone missing in the occupied areas is being formed. The number of Ukrainians held by Russian-controlled forces in the occupied Donbas exceeds 200, says the Security Service of Ukraine. As of April 30, 2020, a total of 214 persons remain in captivity, the latest data say,

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Ukraine: Next prisoner swap in Donbas to be held before Easter, Zelensky’s Office says

22:00, 08 April 2020 At today’s settlement talks, parties also discussed issues of humanitarian demining. Parties to the Donbas settlement negotiations within the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group on Wednesday, April 8, reached a principled agreement on the mutual release of held persons, according to the press service of the Ukrainian President’s Office. The next stage of prisoner swap

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Ukraine tests Turkish Bayraktar combat drones

20:38, 15 March 2020 Long-term training preceded flights of UAVs in Ukrainian sky. The first flight test of Bayraktar tactical unmanned aerial vehicles took place in Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense. “The first flight test of the Bayraktar UAV which has recently been in service with the Ukrainian army, took place,” the report

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Russian snipers deployed in Ukraine’s Donbas to “pass exams” aiming at Ukrainian troops

21:00, 12 March 2020 On Thursday, a Ukrainian soldier was wounded by a sniper, the report reads. Russian occupation forces continue violating ceasefire agreements, the Joint Forces Operation HQ reports, adding that the latest enemy attack was recorded near the village of Zaitseve. “The enemy engaged Ukrainian positions with anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms. Enemy snipers

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Ukrainian military forces worked out defense of coast of Azov sea

21:56, 28 February 2020 About 400 people, five ships and dozens of other military equipment participated in tactical exercises. Near the coast of the Sea of ​​Azov, in the area of ​​the Joint Forces Operation, the Ukrainian military conducted a tailwind exercise with live fire to repel the advanced forces of the enemy’s landing force. The press center of the JFO headquarters reports.

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Sea Breeze 2020: Japan and South Korea to join international exercises in Ukraine

22:25, 8 February 2020 In total, about 20 countries will take part in military drills this year. Japan and South Korea will join the Sea Breeze annual international exercises which to take place in Odesa in 2020. This was reported by the press office of Ukrainian Border Service.  “An important indicator of this year was the involvement of new participants,

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U.S. plans to hand over to Ukraine Navy another three Island-class patrol boats in 2021

23:50, 29 January 2020 Ukraine will be sending more sailors for training. Representatives of the Ukrainian Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard are negotiating in Odesa the transfer to Ukraine of more U.S.-made Island-class patrol boats, Navy press center reports. The Ukrainian side is represented by the head of the shipbuilding department of the command of the Navy of the

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Ukraine: Almost 34,000 explosive objects seized and destroyed in Donbas since beginning of hostilities

19:58, 26 January 2020 During the last week, Ukrainian pyrotechnic units examined 34 hectares of territory, 241 explosive objects were seized and neutralized. Pyrotechnic units of the State Service for Emergency Situations seized and destroyed almost 34,000  explosive items in Donetsk and Luhansk regions from the beginning of the hostilities in the east of Ukraine. This was reported by the

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Russia concentrating fuel and ammunition in Donbas

22.01.2020 Russia has been providing its first and second army corps in Donbas with everything necessary for conducting combat operations. There is a tendency, the occupying forces has tended to increase supplies of fuel and lubricants as well as material and technical resources. From January 14 to January 22, 2020, the Russian Federation delivered about 3,000 tonnes of fuel and

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Ukraine: Placing ‘Osa’ air defense system on demarcation line does not violate Minsk agreements

18:04, 7 January 2020 Ukrainian side does not divert anti-aircraft missile systems 9KZZ ‘Osa’ The Ukrainian side on the demarcation line does not divert anti-aircraft missile systems 9KZZ Osa. The OSCE claims that this is a violation of the Minsk agreements, but it is denied at the Joint Forces Operation staff. “The Ukrainian side of the joint center for monitoring and coordinating ceasefire

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Man involved in deaths of ten Ukrainian servicemen in Donbas in 2014 now on exchange list

17:11, 26 December 2019 In July 2014, Mykola Butrymenko revealed the information about the position of Ukrainian special service agents near Snizhne, Donetsk region; Russian mercenaries attacked the emplacement, which resulted in the casualties. Mykola Butrymenko, charged with involvement in the murder of ten servicemen of Ukraine’s special service in Donbas is now on the exchange list, as Ukraine and the self-styled

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Ukraine could get new, deadlier missiles from U.S. – media

18:40, 14 December 2019 The U.S. has committed more than $1.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since 2014. The U.S. Congress is poised to allow the sale of coastal defense and anti-ship weapons as part of future security assistance packages to Ukraine, through the 2020 defense policy bill. The National Defense Authorization Act passed the House this week and

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Secretary of Defense Esper: U.S. considering more aid to Ukraine

22:58, 08 December 2019 Around US$250 million will be allocated. United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has confirmed that the U.S. is considering more aid to Ukraine. “We have another tranche coming up at this time. I think it’s around US$250 million, and DoD [U.S. Department of Defense] supported it last time around. I imagine we’ll support it next

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RT disinformation outlet: Ukraine claims Russia returned seized ships ‘ruined & without TOILETS’

Reader warning:  Russia Today (RT) is a Kremlin-funded propaganda outlet that produces only Kremlin-approved information that is usually the opposite of reality. 21 Nov, 2019 14:03 Kiev (Kyiv) is claiming that Russia removed even mundane things such as lamps and toilet bowls (which have become rare commodities in Russia) from the ships they returned after last year’s naval clash (attack), but

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U.S. welcomes disengagement in Zolote, calls on Russia to withdraw all forces from Donbas

23:30, 04 November 2019 Diplomats believe that the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops helps restore Ukrainian sovereignty. The United States Embassy in Kyiv says it welcomes the completion of the disengagement of forces in the area of Zolote, urging the Russian Federation to withdraw all of its forces from eastern Ukraine. “We welcome the completion of withdrawal of forces and hardware

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Ukraine announces completion of withdrawal of forces and weapons near Zolote in Donbas

22:55, 01 November 2019 OSCE monitors used drones to verify the disengagement. Ukraine has announced the completion of the withdrawal of forces and weapons at disengagement site No. 2 near the village of Zolote-4 in Luhansk region. “Representatives of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), using, among other things, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), verified our activities,” the press center of Ukraine’s

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Ukraine reports 12 enemy attacks in Donbas warzone since Friday midnight

22:23, 18 October 2019 According to the update, there have been no casualties among the Ukrainian military since Friday midnight. Russian-led forces have mounted 12 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas since Friday midnight. “The armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries have violated the ceasefire 12 times since the beginning of the current day, October 18,”

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