Category Archives: Ukrainian JFO

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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Pompeo: It’s President Trump who chose to send defensive weapon systems to Ukraine

03:02, 23 September 2019 He also confirmed a meeting between Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky this week. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that it is U.S. President Donald Trump who chose to send defensive weapon systems to Ukraine. “As for appropriate action, I’ve watched the president engage with the Ukrainian leadership. I listened to conversations. I

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Russia moves tanks to border with Ukraine – InformNapalm

20.09.2019 15:45 Several videos shot in the Rostov region of Russia, showing a large column of tanks and armored personnel carriers of the Russian army moving along a highway just 30 kilometers from the state border with Ukraine, have surfaced on the Internet, according to the InformNapalm international intelligence community. “Yesterday, on September 19, videos shot by drivers on dash

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Ukraine budgets $10 billion for defense in 2020

The Ukrainian government has allocated more than 245 billion hryvnia (around $9.9 billion) to national security in the draft budget for 2020, said Ukrainian Finance Minister Oksana Markarova, as cited by UNN. “We are planning to allocate 245.8 billion [hryvnia] to various administrators who are involved in security and defense,” she said, clarifying that not all of it would be

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