The State Department approved and Congress has informally signed off on a $39 million sale of additional Javelin anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, according to three officials familiar with the decision.
The draft state budget for 2020 provides UAH 245.8 billion in expenditures on national security and defence.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Ruslan Khomchak have held a meeting with a group of high-level strategic advisers from NATO member countries, according to the Defense Ministry.
Lviv Armor Vehicle factory, part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern, has launched the mass modernization of T-64 tanks produced in 2017, which foresees their equipment with thermal imagers, digital radios, satellite navigation and new dynamic protection, the concern's press service has reported.
The Ukrainian side elaborated a contract on the purchase of a large batch of lethal weapons from the United States which can be implemented already this year.
Ukraine has tested the Vilkha-M ("Alder") multiple launch rocket system, a high precision upgrade of the Vilkha complex, which in turn is a deeply-modernized version of the Soviet "Smerch".
A Russian military ship has entered a closed area for combat exercises at the Sea Breeze 2019 drills on July 10 at about 8 a.m.
As part of the Sea Breeze 2019 exercises, two Romanian corvettes and the US destroyer Carney entered the port of Odesa.
Ukrainian military are taking part in the multinational exercise Saber Guardian 2019, which has begun in Romania and will last for two weeks.
The US Senate suggests increasing up to $300 million and significantly expand assistance to Ukraine's security sector in the US defense budget for 2020.
The House of Representatives of the US Congress has started the formal process of approving a draft 2020 defense budget foreseeing $250 million in assistance for Ukraine
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States Valerii Chalyi and U.S. Senator from Missouri and Chairman of the Appropriations Committee Roy Blunt have discussed the possibility of increasing US spending on Ukraine´s security and defense.
The Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said Ukraine is already repairing and modernizing the Ukrainian Armed Forces aircraft at the expense of its own components.
Ukraine will purchase 24 modern light patrol helicopters for the State Border Guard Service, President Petro Poroshenko has said.
Over the next 9 months, the Ukrainian military will be trained in accordance with NATO standards by the troops of the US assault division, who arrived to replace the American guards.
April 23, first middle-sized spy ship, built for the needs of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by order of the defense department lauched in Kyiv shipbuilding enterprise OAO Zavod Kuznitsa na Rybalskomu.
Over 150 soldiers of the US Army 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles) will arrive in Ukraine to train Ukrainian soldiers in the Joint Multinational Training Center in Yavoriv, Lviv region.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in the test of the state-of-the-art Neptun cruise missile complex for hitting land and naval targets.