Ukraine

16 Lithuanian instructors will work with US and Canadian colleagues to train Ukrainian servicemen  Photo: Kam.lt

Lithuania sends 6th shift of military instructors to Ukraine

Lithuanian soldiers alongside Canadian and U.S. colleagues train the Ukrainian Armed Forces, arrange individual and collective exercises, and teach Ukrainian soldiers operational planning and control […]

Deputy NATO Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and Pavlo Klimkin (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine)

“NATO will never accept Russia’s military occupation of Crimea”

The Deputy Secretary General underlined that NATO “will never accept Russia’s military occupation of Crimea”. “NATO stands by Ukraine and its right to be an […]

Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan and his Ukrainian counterpart, General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak  Photos: Mil.gov.ua

In pictures: Canadian Defense Minister visits Ukraine

“The situation around Ukraine is not simple, and the world has no doubt about the presence of Russian troops in the east of our country. At this time, an international support is crucial […]

A Russian soldier looks on in the course of the unannounced combat readiness inspection (Opuk range) in the Southern Military District   Photo: Mil.ru

RFE/RL: Russia’s military build-up at the Black Sea worries allies

The timeline itself clearly shows Moscow has been progressively enhancing military presence at the Black Sea. The militarization of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia […]

Patrick Auroy, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment and Oleg Gladkovsky, First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, signing the roadmap  Photo:Nato.int

NATO and Ukraine sign Defence-Technical Co-operation Roadmap

The roadmap sets out key activities to implement the priorities listed in a corresponding Declaration of Intent signed in September 2015. Those priorities include improvement […]

Left to right: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg with Pavlo Klimkin (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine) and John F. Kerry (US Secretary of State)  Photo: NATO.int

NATO: Ukraine doesn’t stand alone; Russia to challenge for a long time

In a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, Allied ministers and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin reviewed the current security situation, and the progress of NATO’s […]

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks to US Army instructors during the ceremony held at the Yavoriv training range   Photo:President.gov,ua

US radar stations, an efficient deterring factor, says Ukraine

Addressing the attendees, the Head of State said that the situation on the frontline remained tense and threatening while withdrawal of heavy weaponry makes the […]

USS Porter (DDG 78) fires its close-in weapons system during a live-fire exercise as part of Passex   Photos: Cne-cna-c6f.dodlive.mil

In pictures: USS Porter during Exercise Passex in the Black Sea

Exercise PASSEX was conducted in order improve maritime capabilities between the U.S. and the other nations, to increase warfighting proficiency when operating with Black Sea […]

President Petro Poroshenko speaking at a meeting on information-patriotic education in the Military Academy of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv   Photo: President.gov.ua

Ukrainian President: troops needed in the east to prevent Russian soldiers from reaching main cities

Speaking at a meeting on information patriotic education in the Military Institute of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukrainian President noted that, thanks to […]

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko visit Exercise Ukraine 2015   Photo: Nato.int

NATO, Ukraine kick off joint civil emergency exercise

“This exercise can make a real and significant difference to the way we respond to real life emergencies,” the Secretary General said. “This is not […]