At the end of December 2018, the Russian Federation continues to increase its presence near the borders of Ukraine, deploying about 53,000 troops there.
Militants launched two attacks on Ukrainian positions in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas over the past day.
The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine observes a number of signs, which clearly indicate that Russia has been preparing a sabotage and terrorist act with the use of chemically dangerous poisonous substances.
The State Border Guard Service received international assistance for a total sum of UAH 190 million in 2018, the press service of the agency reports.
Ukraine will receive Island-class patrol boats from the United States in the summer of 2019, Ukrainian Navy Commander Ihor Voronchenko has said.
Ukrainian Navy Commander Ihor Voronchenko has said he is convinced that Ukraine will not lose control over the Sea of Azov.
Russian-backed militants opened fire from grenade launchers on the positions of the Ukrainian Joint Forces in the Horlivka sector on Saturday, December 29, the press center of the headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation has reported.
Militants launched 11 attacks on Ukrainian positions, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements twice, in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas over the past day.
The command of the Ukrainian Joint Forces is introducing from 00:00 on December 29, 2018 an indefinite ceasefire regime along the entire line of combat clashes with Russian occupation forces, the press service of the headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation has reported.
The Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and to the Trilateral Contact Group, Martin Sajdik, and the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), Ertugrul Apakan, have welcomed the sides' recommitment to the ceasefire on the occasion of the New Year and Christmas festivities, according to a report posted on the OSCE website.
Militants launched eight attacks on Ukrainian positions, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements three times, in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas over the past day.
Militants launched 7 attacks on Ukrainian positions, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements once, in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas over the past day.
The Ukroboronprom State Concern transferred over 2,500 units of high-precision weapons to the Ukrainian army in 2018, the concern's press service has reported.
The protection of the state border will be enhanced during the New Year’s holidays, according to Oleh Slobodian, an assistant to the State Border Guard Service head.