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  • 21 May 2014

      On May 19, Brussels hosted the Senior Level Meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Joint Working Group on Defense Reform led by Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.   The leader of the Ukrainian delegation Andriy Parubiy, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, spoke about the security policy […]

  • 3 March 2014

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen yesterday urged Russia to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine, according to his statements contained in a NATO news release. Rasmussen commented on the situation in Ukraine before attending meetings of the North Atlantic Council and the NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels.   “I have convened the North Atlantic Council today (March […]

  • 18 May 2011
    Industry news

      Ukraine is serious about reviving and further development of its ship-building industry in Mykolaiv region (South Ukraine – Ed.). This is th… (WorldwideNewsUkraine) [mappress] Source: WorldwideNewsUkraine, May 18, 2011;

  • 25 March 2014

    “National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine ordered the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to withdraw military units from Crimea,” Ukraine’s interim President Olexander Turchynov said.   Olexander Turchynov explained that this decision was taken because of Russian threats to the lives of military staff and their families in Crimea. “National Security and Defense Council of […]

  • 16 April 2014

    The United States is concerned about reports of increased violence in Ukraine, and continues to call on Russia to de-escalate the situation, Pentagon officials said yesterday (April 15).   Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen echoed the U.S. concern during a media availability in Luxembourg on the same day. There has been no substantial […]

  • 15 March 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Adviser to the Chief of Russian General Staff and Black Sea Fleet (BSF) ex-commander Igor Kasatonov criticized Ukraine’s stand on replacement of Black Sea Fleet ships, reports UNIAN. Kasatonov says Russia does not increase number of ships in full accordance with agreements. However, when trying to replace overaged ships with new ones, it faces certain […]

  • 17 March 2014

    The Ukrainian Navy Command has reached an agreement with representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense and Black Sea Fleet Command on unblocking of Ukrainian units in Crimea by March 21, Acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine Ihor Tenyukh said on Sunday.   “We’ve reached an arrangement concerning suspension of military units blocking Crimea and […]

  • 24 March 2014

    In a phone conversation with Ukrainian Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh on Friday, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel repeated his praise for the restraint demonstrated by Ukrainian forces in Crimea and commended Tenyukh’s leadership, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.   “For his part, Minister Tenyukh updated Secretary Hagel on the situation in […]

  • 14 September 2011

      “Russia admits termination of the Kharkov treaty if Ukraine applies to court for revision of gas contracts”, said on Sept 7 Alexei Urin, counselor of Russian embassy in Ukraine and director of economic policy group. As for him, Ukraine’s appeal to Strasbourg Court may have very serious repercussions leading to rupture of the Kharkov […]

  • 19 March 2014

    A Ukrainian military officer was killed on March 18th during assault on the 13th photogrammetric center in Simferopol by Russian troops that stormed the Crimea region in an attempt to formally annex the peninsula, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said.   The officer was killed by a direct hit to the heart, according to a […]

  • 12 March 2014

    Russia has deployed 60 ships on the East border of Ukraine and in Crimea, Acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Ihor Tenykh said on Tuesday, March 11.   The Minister also stressed that there is no open aggression, since Russia does not officially recognize the troops in Crimea as its own. Any active efforts of […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard transferred two of its decommissioned Island-class cutters to Ukraine in a ceremony at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, on September 27. The ceremony was attended by US Coast Guard Vice Adm. Michael McAllister, Ukrainian Navy chief Vice Adm. Ihor Voronchenko, and Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko. “So far, we got over […]

  • 24 December 2018

    The US state department announced on Friday it would support the development of Ukraine’s naval capabilities with $10 million in foreign military financing (FMF). FMF enables eligible nations to purchase US-produced military equipment, services, and training. The department said the investment was in response to Russia’s “dangerous escalation and unjustified November 25 attack” on three […]

  • 14 March 2014

    While an end to the crisis in Ukraine had proven elusive thus far, a peaceful solution remained possible, the Secretary-General’s senior United Nations political affairs official Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council yesterday.   The Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, emphasized, however, that the frequency of the Council’s deliberations on the subject reflected the international community’s […]

  • 11 April 2011

      The Kostiantyn Olshansky, a large landing ship of the Ukrainian Navy, has brought to Sevastopol (southern Ukraine) the citizens of Ukraine a… (ukrinform) [mappress] Source: ukrinform, April 11, 2011;

  • 19 December 2018

    Hydrographic survey ship HMS Echo arrived in Odessa on December 19, becoming the first Royal Navy ship to visit Ukraine since the Sea of Azov crisis from late November when Russian forces seized three Ukrainian Navy vessels and detained Ukrainian sailors. Echo docked in Odessa after entering the Black Sea through the Bosporus on December 17. […]

  • 5 April 2011

      Ukraine’s Navy large amphibious ship Kostiantyn Olshansky, currently anchored at Libya’s port of Tripoli, has started to embark citizens for… (ukrinform) [mappress] Source: ukrinform , April 5, 2011;

  • 26 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The delegation of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence held talks with the leaders of the International Secretary and the NATO International Military Staff. During the meeting with Terry Stamatopoulos, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, the parties discussed the NATO-Ukraine military education cooperation and identified the areas of cooperation. NATO’s Assistant […]

  • 26 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Military leaders and maritime forces from participating nations attended the Sea Breeze 2016 opening ceremony in Odessa, Ukraine, July 24. Sea Breeze, now in its 15th iteration, is an air, land and maritime exercise designed to improve maritime safety, security and stability in the Black Sea. “The threats and challenges in which our military forces […]

  • 21 October 2011
    Industry news

      Russia is ready to lease ground-based naval pilot training system NITKA from Ukraine, said Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdiukov on Oct 19 summarizing negotiations with his Ukrainian counterpart Mikhail Yezhel. “Talking with Ukrainian defense minister Mikhail Yezhel, we discussed prospects for NITKA simulator. Russian party offered to lease it from Ukraine“, said Serdiukov. He […]

  • 21 March 2014

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu assured U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that Russian troops along the Russia-Ukraine border are there solely for exercise purposes and will not cross over into Ukrainian territory, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said yesterday (March 20).   At a Pentagon news conference, Kirby said Hagel had an […]

  • 20 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Russia has begun the process of returning three seized Ukrainian Navy boats, after a year-long detention. The gunboats Berdiansk (P175) and Nikopol (P176), and tug boat Yany Kapu were towed out of the Sea of Azov through the Kerch Strait, en route to mainland Ukraine. The three vessels, with 23 sailors aboard, were first fired […]

  • 18 March 2014

    Acting Defense Minister of Ukraine Ihor Tenyukh said in an interview for Interfax that the Ukrainian Navy would remain stationed in Sevastopol, adding that there would not be a relocation of the headquarters of any sort.   “Right now the ships are located at the places of permanent deployment, but they are being blocked by […]

  • 26 November 2018

    Months of rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov escalated on Sunday when Russian forces first fired upon and subsequently seized three Ukrainian Navy vessels as they were trying to enter the Sea of Azov through the Kerch Strait. Latest reports say six Ukrainian sailors were injured in the standoff, two […]

  • 1 November 2013

    The Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee, General Knud Bartels, travelled to the Gulf of Aden on 28-30 October 2013 to visit the Ukrainian Navy frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy deployed there as part of Operation Ocean Shield, NATO’s counter-piracy mission. “Ukraine’s ability to plug in and out of NATO’s operations show the high level of interoperability the […]

  • 6 April 2011

      Ukraine’s Kostiantyn Olshansky large amphibious ship which is carrying evacuees from Libya, has brought 79 citizens from 13 countries to the… The ship left Sevastopol in the early hours of March 23 on a humanitarian mission to evacuate Ukrainians from Libya. (interfax) [mappress] Source: interfax,April 6, 2011;

  • 8 November 2011
    Industry news

      Reportedly, Ukrainian government considers amended draft program of new corvette for the national navy. Ukraine plans to resume implementation of the corvette building program in 2012; it was suspended in 2010 due to financial problems, reports Interfax-Ukraine referring to an informed military source. According to the source, the amended draft program is presently under […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

    No specialists capable to serve in the Ukraine’s only submarine, said a source in Ukrainian Navy HQ. “It should be admitted that Ukrainian Navy no longer has specialists suitable for submarine service. Perhaps, we would work on that matter jointly with Russian colleagues”, reports RIA Novosti citing the source. The source made that statement in […]

  • 8 August 2017

    U.S. Navy Seabees on July 25 started construction of a maritime operations center on the Ukrainian Ochakiv Naval Base. The seabees, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, have been in Ochakiv since April to establish contracts, obtain construction permits, and perform other logistical necessities needed for long term sustainment of the maritime operations center project. […]