Donbas conflict: 17 attacks, one Ukrainian soldier injured
Militants violated the ceasefire regime 17 times over the past 24 hours. One Ukrainian soldier was injured. Anti-Terrorist Operation forces opened fire 11 times in response. This was reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters on Facebook page.
Ukraine hosts international naval drills in Black Sea
Naval ships of NATO member countries and Ukraine take part in the PASSEX, NATO-level exercise, which is conducted in the Black Sea waters. The press service of the Ukrainian Navy reported that on Facebook.
Europe may see Russia-supported annexation in Balkans - media
At a recent closed think-tank meeting, a well-informed German official was asked what problem in Europe caused him the most worry. His answer came without hesitation: the Western Balkans, where a new crisis is brewing as Turkey and Russia stir the pot, Wall Street Journal reports.
NATO fighter intercepts Russian aircraft over Black Sea
British Royal Air Force fighter scrambled to intercept the Russian bomber that approached the air space of Romania over the Black Sea. The RAF’s press service reported that on Tuesday evening.
Russia, Turkey sign agreement on supply of S-400 missile system
The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that the agreement on the purchase of the Russian S-400 missile systems is already signed by Ankara. He claimed this at the session of the Justice and Development Party as Anadolu reported.
NATO proposes mediation in Germany-Turkey conflict resolution
NATO's secretary general is offering to broker a visit by German lawmakers to troops serving on a Turkish air base in an attempt to heal a rift between the two allies which is disrupting anti-Islamic State operations. This was reported by Reuters.
President: It is important to start the elaboration of “roadmaps” for the achievement of the European plans of Ukraine
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted that the 19th Ukraine – EU Summit was symbolic, as it became the Summit of the visa-free regime and association. This has come true due to the resolute and efficient cooperation between Ukraine and the EU, as well as the powerful support of the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, the European Commissioners and the member-states.
President: Ukraine will build a new ammunition plant
Significant part of budgetary overfulfillment will be allocated to the defense and security sector, as stated by President Petro Poroshenko in the NSDC meeting. The President offered to build an ammunition plant.
President: A new stage of Ukraine’s path to the EU will begin on September 1, 2017
​The EU Council completed the process of ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in the address published on his official website.
U.S. deploys warships, Navy Seals for massive drills off Ukraine coast - media
U.S. warships and a team of elite Navy Seals have arrived in the Black Sea to embark on international 12-day war games in Ukraine, The Express reports.
Ukraine’s defense minister, NATO strategic counselors meet in Kyiv
Ukraine’s defense minister Stepan Poltorak and NATO officials met in the Ukrainian capital for a discussion about further cooperation and the latest developments in defense reform in this country. The Ukrainian official posted that on Facebookon Tuesday.
NATO to keep watch over Russia-Belarus military drills, - Stoltenberg
​NATO will keep watch over Russia and Belarus joint military drills, scheduled for September. This was announced by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in his interview for 112 International Insight.
NATO supports Ukraine in struggle with Russia, - Stoltenberg
The NATO condemns Russia’s continuous aggression against Ukraine, and the Alliance remains committed to its support for the Ukrainian government. Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary general said that while opening the Ukraine-NATO commission session on Monday.
US directs two combat ships with missiles to Sea Breeze drills first in six years
The USA directed two combat ships with missiles to the Sea Breeze-2017 that takes place in Odesa for the first time in six years. The press service of the State Border Guard Service reported this.
NATO assigns € 40 mln via trust funds to support Ukraine, - Stoltenberg
NATO member countries used ten trust funds to allocate almost 40 million Euros of financial aid for Ukraine. Jens Stoltenberg, the Alliance’s Secretary General said that during his visit to Ukraine and the meeting with Ukraine’s leader Petro Poroshenko.
Poroshenko enacts NATO cooperation law
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill into law to deepen Ukraine's cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in order to gain membership of the Alliance.
SBU: Ransom demands in cyberattack "only cover-up"
Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak during a Tuesday briefing in Kyiv said that cybercriminals who had set up and executed cyberattacks on computer networks across Ukraine pursued goals completely different from profiting from unlocking computers blocked by malware.
NATO PA President confident Ukraine to become member of Alliance
Chairman of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Paolo Alli at a joint briefing with Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy in Kyiv on Monday expressed confidence that Ukraine in the future would become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance.
Ukraine to enter NATO next after Montenegro, - Paruby
Ukraine has to be one of the countries which will enter NATO after Montenegro. This was announced at the briefing by the speaker of Ukrainian Parliament Andriy Paruby on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
NATO concerned West-2017 military training may influence Ukraine
Upcoming Russian-Belarusian West-2017 military training raises concerns in the West, as they may influence Ukraine. NATO Defence Policy and Planning Division official stated this during the Rose-Roth seminar on Security and stability in Ukraine and the Black Sea region, as informed by Interfax-Ukraine.
NATO leader, Ukraine’s defense minister meet in Brussels
Ukraine’s defense minister Stepan Poltorak and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met in the Belgian capital, as the NATO ministerial meeting is underway in Brussels. Ukraine’s mission in the Alliance tweeted that at on Friday.
14 Donbas conflict soldiers sent for treatment, rehabilitation to Germany
14 Ukrainian servicemen injured during battles in Donbas were sent today from Boryspil airport to Germany to receive treatment and rehabilitation in the hospitals of Bundeswehr, reports Ukraine’s Defense Ministry press service.
NATO reports of growing Russian military presence
NATO’s senior military officer said the alliance was confronting efforts by Russia to increase its military capabilities on virtually every level and allies were on guard to prevent any repeat of the Kremlin’s military intervention in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. General Petr Pavel, chairman of the NATO Military Committee, said on Monday that while Russia’s intentions were not necessarily clear, its growing military prowess was undeniable. This was reported by Politico agency.
Russia to stop using Ukraine’s gas turbine engines by mid-2018
Russia intends to overcome dependence on Ukrainian gas turbine engines by mid-2018. This was announced by the president of Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexey Rakhmanov, reports TASS.
Stoltenberg: NATO battalions deployed in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe’s NATO member countries hosted four multi-national battalions of the Alliance. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General said that during the meeting of allied forces in Latvia. About 4,000 servicemen are stationed in Poland and the Baltic States.
President: Let us intensify our efforts to establish a modern efficient rehabilitation system for ATO veterans
President Petro Poroshenko thanked medics who help Ukrainian servicemen wounded in the ATO area heal wounds and return to normal life.
NATO opens trust fund of €2 billion for ATO soldiers rehabilitation
NATO opened a trust fund of 2 billion euros for the rehabilitation of the ATO soldiers. This was announced by the acting head of the Central Military Medical Directorate - Chief of the Medical Service of the Armed Forces Oleksandr Labunets at the briefing, reports Ukrainian News agency.
BALTOPS exercise underway in Latvia
U.S. Marines held the landing drills in Latvia, using their landing vehicles. These maneuvers are part of the large-scale exercise called BALTOPS. The multinational forces involved in the exercise imitate military actions at sea, in land and in the air. This year, the exercise involves 14 NATO countries and their partners.
Russia and terrorism are main threats to world, - Pence
Mike Pence, the Vice President of the USA claimed that Russia, Iran and the terrorism are the main threats for the world during the meeting Atlantic Council. The event was broadcasted on the YouTube channel of the Atlantic Council.
Ukraine may legislatively formalize priority of getting NATO membership
Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy has launched an initiative to formalize at the legislative level the provisions that Ukraine's membership in NATO is a priority of the country's foreign policy.