Ukraine's defense & security chief: Over 120,000 troops involved in Russia-Belarus war-games
Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov estimates that over 120,000 troops and 10,000 units of military hardware are engaged in the active phase of the Russian-Belarusian Zapad (West) 2017 war-games.
President: Ukraine has become the de facto Eastern border of the united Europe
Ukraine has become the de facto Eastern border of the united Europe and Ukrainians are once again fulfilling their millennial mission of defending our common European home from threats from the East. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in the course of the speech at the 14th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting “Is This a New World? And What Does It Mean for Ukraine?”
West 2017 military drills start in Belarus
Week-long military exercises West-2017 with the participation of Belarusian and Russian troops starts today, on Thursday, September 14 in Belarus, BELTA informs.
President urged Ukrainians of the whole world to support Ukrainian heroes in the Invictus Games
President Petro Poroshenko visited training of the national Ukrainian team that will participate in the Invictus Games - a world championship among soldiers and veterans who were wounded while performing their duty.
President: Strategic task of the Main Directorate of Intelligence is to reform the military intelligence, implement all the latest technologies and standards of Euro-Atlantic partners of Ukraine
President Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that the Ukrainian military intelligence must continue development and reformation in order to introduce all NATO standards and technologies. It was stated at the festivities on the 25th anniversary of the military intelligence of Ukraine.
Moldovan troops set off for NATO drills in Ukraine despite president’s veto
A 57-strong contingent of the National Army of Moldova is participating in the NATO military exercise, Rapid Trident 2017, held at the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security in Ukraine’s Yavoriv Sept. 7-23, the Ministry of Defense of Moldova reported, according to Radio Svoboda.
Poroshenko can commence referendum on entry into EU, NATO
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko did not exclude that he can commence the referendum on the entry into the EU and NATO. He claimed this during the speech to the parliaments. It was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
Ukraine’s army among world’s TOP 30 - ranking
The Global Firepower 2017 Military Strength Ranking has put the military powers of the world into full perspective, placing Ukraine at the 30th spot.
Ukraine asks for EC clarification of Juncker’s words on Ukraine being EU, NATO member
Representative of Ukraine to the EU Mykola Tochytskyi phrased his concern over the words of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker about Ukraine, which don’t correspond to reality, as UNIAN reports.
Ukraine celebrates Independence Day today
Ukraine celebrates the Independence Day of Ukraine today, on August 24. This is the main state holiday in modern Ukraine since the Declaration of Independence from the U.S.S.R. was adopted in 1991.
Military parade: online broadcast
A military parade dedicated to the Independence Day takes place in Khreschatyk, the main street of Kyiv, today, on August 24.
Russia tests its readiness for major war with west using upcoming drills
The Kremlin uses the West 2017 military drills to test if Russia is ready for a large-scale war with the West. This was stated by Ukraine’s Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov in his comment concerning joint Russia-Belarus military exercises.
Khreshchatyk to be closed off for Independence Day parade rehearsal
On Wednesday, August 16, due to the rehearsal of the military parade, planned for the celebration of the Independence Day, a part of Khreschatyk will be closed off, the Kyiv city state administration reports.
Independence Day in Ukraine: plan of celebration
The Ukrainian government has confirmed the plan of celebrating the 26th Independence Day of Ukraine, as the government press service informs.
Czech Gov’t has no support for President Zeman’s anti-Ukrainian position - Envoy
The official position of the Czech Republic is the position of the country’s government, which is interested in maintaining good relations with Ukraine, Czech Ambassador to Ukraine Radek Matula told Europeiska Pravda publication, commenting on anti-Ukrainian statements of Czech President Milos Zeman.
Baltic defenses against Russian aggression should apply "porcupine" approach - expert
Having closely observed the painful trial-and-error process of refuting Russian aggression by Ukraine, the three Baltic states at the forefront of renewed Russia-NATO confrontation are hoping to avoid treading in the same footsteps, Deutsche Welle reported in its article titled “NATO in Baltics learns from Ukraine's mistakes.”
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.
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