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    Moscow responds to U.S. curbing military ties with Russia
    Dec04

    Moscow responds to U.S. curbing military ties with Russia

    Moscow sees nothing new in U.S. Congress banning cooperation between Russian and U.S. military, according to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, TASS reports. ”Nothing new here, the Congress adopted a similar law last year, too,” he said Saturday, according to TASS. ”In Pentagon`s last year budget was a ban on contacts between military...

    U.S. Congress approves defense budget for 2017, providing for military aid to Ukraine
    Dec03

    U.S. Congress approves defense budget for 2017, providing for military aid to Ukraine

    The United States plans to expand military cooperation with Ukraine, in particular, to provide the equipment and technical support to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, as stated in the draft U.S. defense budget for 2017, approved by the lower house of Congress, according to Deutsche Welle. The document was adopted by an overwhelming...

    Ukrainian delegation to work toward holding NATO PA meeting in Kyiv in next few years – Gerashchenko
    Dec03

    Ukrainian delegation to work toward holding NATO PA meeting in Kyiv in next few years – Gerashchenko

    The Ukrainian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will be working toward ensuring that a session of the organization is held in Kyiv in the next few years, according to First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko. ”We offered to hold a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly in Ukraine,” she wrote on Facebook,...

    Ukraine should watch out for Russian retaliation over missile drills – analyst
    Dec02

    Ukraine should watch out for Russian retaliation over missile drills – analyst

    Ukrainian political expert Oleksandr Khara spoke with Ukraine Today on missile drills near Crimea and the Russian threats of a harsh response. ”Russia is trying to make a grip over Ukraine, to threaten it by military means and to wage its hybrid war, so it`s a natural reaction of Ukrainian military to improve their ability to defend the country...

    Ukraine reports successful testing of surface-to-air missiles
    Dec02

    Ukraine reports successful testing of surface-to-air missiles

    Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko says Ukraine has successfully completed the testing of guided medium-range surface-to-air missiles near occupied Crimea. ”Flight tests of guided medium-range surface-to-air missiles have been successfully completed. The Armed Forces of Ukraine have made a great leap forward...

    Ukraine, Poland step up defense cooperation
    Dec02

    Ukraine, Poland step up defense cooperation

    A General Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Poland on Cooperation in Defense Sphere was signed on Friday, December 2, according to the Ukrainian president`s press service. The document was signed by Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak and Minister of National Defense of Poland...

    Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense – media
    Dec02

    Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense – media

    President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, who has said that responding to ”political Islam” is the major security issue facing the United States, to be secretary of defense, according to The Washington Post. ”We are going to appoint Mad Dog Mattis as our secretary of defense,” Trump told a rally...

    Antonov engineer detained after attempt to smuggle structural drawings of planes, helicopters from Ukraine
    Dec02

    Antonov engineer detained after attempt to smuggle structural drawings of planes, helicopters from Ukraine

    Ukrainian border guards December 1 detained at the Ukrainian-Russian border in Kharkiv region an engineer of the state-owned aircraft design bureau Antonov who tried to smuggle to Russia structural drawings of airplanes and helicopters, the press office of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has told UNIAN. ”During the border control...

    U.S. Congress set to boost up to $350 mln security aid to Ukraine in National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017
    Dec01

    U.S. Congress set to boost up to $350 mln security aid to Ukraine in National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017

    U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have presented their consolidated version of the National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017, with up to US$350 million to be allocated as security assistance to Ukraine, according to a posting on the website of Ukraine`s Embassy in the United States. ”From amounts authorized to be provided for...

    Ukraine offers latest weapons and equipment at NATO headquarters for first time
    Dec01

    Ukraine offers latest weapons and equipment at NATO headquarters for first time

    For the first time in history, Ukrainian military-industrial complex (MIC) is showcasing its latest weapons and equipment at NATO Headquarters, offering its partners the possibility of complete refusal from the products of the Russian military-industrial complex. According to an UNIAN correspondent, the presentation is held in Brussels today in...

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