Showing posts with label army. Show all posts
Showing posts with label army. Show all posts

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces UK will step up Ukraine training

With no one story dominating the headlines today, news of note for defence includes coverage of the Secretary of State’s visit to Ukraine, and announcement of further enhancements to the UK training programme for the Ukrainian armed forces.
In the papers there is coverage of the Defence Secretary’s trip to the Ukraine yesterday, where he described the conflict as a "red hot" war that shows no sign of ending soon while visiting Prime Minister Yatseniuk and Defence Minister Poltorak. Reporting is included in the Daily Telegraph, The Times, the Financial Times, Daily Mail, and The Independent, as well as on the BBC News website. The coverage focuses on the Defence Secretary’s announcement that Britain will step up the training of Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed separatists in the east of the country, and add further defensive infantry skills, such as detecting landmines, to help reduce casualties from the conflict. The papers say that the 18-month long crisis has not settled into a frozen war, and that Ukraine's eastern border is still at risk from Vladimir Putin. The Times suggests Russia is preparing for war with Britain and its NATO allies, according to an analysis of military exercises by a European think tank.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said:
Our training programme for the Ukrainian Armed Forces continues to be well-received and highly valued by troops and commanders in the east of the country. Since March, 13 UK training teams have deployed across 8 locations and we expect to have trained around 2,000 members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces by the end of the year.
By adding further much-needed skills and stepping up the pace of our programme we can provide more and better training, improving the resilience of Ukrainian forces and further reducing casualties resulting from the on-going conflict.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ukrainian Armed Forces engineer "Frenchman" portrayed on the post stamps of Ukrpost.

One of the best  Ukrainian Armed Forces  engineer "Frenchman" portrayed on the post stamps of Ukrpost.
The face of one of the best sappers Armed Forces with nickname "Frenchman" you can now see on stamps.
"Ukraine must know its heroes!" - Said the press service of the Ministry of Defence.
A series of stamps with the image soldier entitled "For the honor! For the glory! For the the people! "

Friday, December 12, 2014

Developers have created patriotic game. Income from sales will go to help Ukrainian Army

Developers have created patriotic game. Income from sales will go to help Ukrainian Army.
The team of developers of mobile applications from Zaporozhye GBKSOFT released a game for the iOS-devices "Defend Ukraine".
Application for sale through the App Store for $ 0.99, and all collected money from its sale will be sent to volunteer organization "Wings of the Phoenix." 
In the nearest future GBKSOFT promise to start  and Android application version.

This is not the first time that application developers to help the Ukrainian army. Recently Kharkov developers from the studio Janepublish Android created game "Cossacs. Dress Ukrainian soldier "by which plan to help the Ukrainian military in the area ATO. The game is free, but all incomes of mobile advertising creators promise to send the purchase of warm clothing and uniforms for the Ukrainian soldiers.
Next batch of infrared imagers goes to Ukraine army.