The Rapid Trident 2021 Ukrainian-American command and staff exercises involving troops kick off on Monday, September 20.
Over the past 24 hours, on September 19, Russian occupation forces breached the truce eight times, including twice with the use of weapons proscribed by the Minsk agreements.
18 September 2021
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council made on August 20, 2021, and approved the Strategic Defense Bulletin of Ukraine.
Over the past day, September 17, seven ceasefire violations were recorded in the Joint Forces Operation area in eastern Ukraine.
17 September 2021
Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Oleksandr Nosov has met with a delegation of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command led by Deputy to the Commanding General, Dr. Myra Gray, according to the Ukrainian ministry’s press service.
Over the first two weeks of September, an average of 273 ceasefire violations was recorded daily, which is a 30% rise against August.
Over the past 24 hours, on September 16, eight ceasefire violations were recorded in the Joint Forces Operation zone.
16 September 2021
There are more than 19,000 women among over 400,000 war veterans in Ukraine.
During the visit to Washington, the Ukrainian side discussed various options for purchasing or obtaining technology to strengthen air and missile defense.
Following the escalation in the Joint Forces Operation area, the OSCE delegates met with representatives of the Ukrainian side of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) on ceasefire and stabilization of the contact line in the area of “Zolote” entry-exit checkpoint in Luhansk region.
Since the beginning of September, the Russian-occupation forces have carried out 85 armed provocations in eastern Ukraine, killing four Ukrainian soldiers and wounding 36 more.
Over the past 24 hours, on September 15, Ukraine military reported three ceasefire violations by enemy forces in the Joint Forces Operation zone.
15 September 2021
Security and defense sector spending is projected at 5.95% of GDP in the state budget for 2022.
At the order of Ukraine’s defense ministry, state-owned Iskra Research and Production Facility has developed an 80K6KS1 Phoenix-1 3D radar.
Conducting military exercises is one of the ways to show Russia that countries are ready to repel Russian aggression if it expands.
The militants deployed Grad multiple launch rocket systems, tanks, howitzers, and infantry fighting vehicles in the uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Russia has blocked the talks within a humanitarian working group as part of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement.
Over the past day, September 14, four ceasefire violations were recorded in the Joint Forces Operation area in eastern Ukraine.
14 September 2021
The Russian occupational authorities are tightening information isolation and control of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO) ahead of the Russian State Duma elections.
Russian occupation forces fired on Joint Forces positions near the settlement of Pisky in Donetsk region on September 14, wounding one Ukrainian defender, Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Yuliia Shevchenko has said.
A delegation from the European External Action Service (EEAS) has visited the Joint Forces Operation area and discussed with the Ukrainian side possible assistance provided by the Europe Peace Foundation (EPF).
Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Taran met with the representatives of the Baykar Makina and discussed the possibilities of locating the production of Turkish UСAVs in the territory of Ukraine.
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) recorded 306 ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and 100 in Luhansk region between the evenings of 10 and 12 September, according to an OSCE SMM report.
Over the past 24 hours, September 13, twelve ceasefire violations were recorded in the Joint Forces Operation area in eastern Ukraine.
13 September 2021
Counterintelligence operatives with the Security Service of Ukraine have exposed and detained a citizen of Ukraine, who is reasonably believed to have been an active member of an illegal armed group.
Ukraine military is set to buy another four Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles from Turkey.
Ukraine recorded 10 ceasefire violations by Russian-led forces in eastern Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation zone over the past 24 hours.
11 September 2021
Russian military command in the temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions is forcing local mercenaries to register as voters in the upcoming elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation to be held on September 19.
Ukraine military reported eight ceasefire violations by Russian-led armed groups in the Joint Forces Operation zone over the past 24 hours, September 10.