Ukraine's defense minister invites NATO Allies to join national drills this fall The parties agreed to enhance the presence of forces and equipment in the Black Sea region.
11:00, 10 July 2020
Serbian defense chief tests positive for COVID-19 after visiting Moscow parade Serbian media have reported that other government officials have tested positive for the virus but that President Aleksandar Vučić is fine.
22:30, 28 June 2020
Ukraine's defense minister enacts expiration of his predecessor's reformist decree as 'implemented' Such a move bewildered foreign advisers and experts.
14:56, 10 April 2020
U.S., Ukrainian defense ministers discuss strategic partnership by phone Secretary Esper highlighted the need for European allies to enhance their support to the Ukraine security assistance mission.
12:13, 09 April 2020
Ukrainian army needs arms upgrade – Ukraine's defense minister The Army must be well-armed, the minister says, naming it a priority.
15:40, 11 March 2020
Ukrainian lawmakers appoint Andriy Taran as new defense minister The decision was backed by 285 MPs.
20:20, 04 March 2020
Three candidates for Ukraine defense minister's post: Who may replace Zagorodnyuk – media A new post – that of a vice-premier for law enforcement – may be created in Ukraine's government.
13:00, 03 March 2020
Russian court rules in absentia six years in prison for ex-Ukrainian defense minister Hrytsenko is accused of inciting terrorism through the media.
15:20, 21 February 2020
Ukraine's defense minister: No Russia-sought disengagement along entire front line to take place According to Zagorodnyuk, "these three sites should become humanitarian zones, which will allow arranging passages and improving the lives of people in the contact zone."
12:40, 11 December 2019
U.S. NSC official says dismissed offers to lead Ukraine's defense ministry (Video) The former secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine said the offer was simply a joke as he had no authority to bring up such topic in the first place.
23:30, 19 November 2019
Ukraine's new defense plan to be unveiled in 2020 – Minister The first draft of the plan is expected as early as late this year.
17:57, 22 September 2019
"Not a retreat": Defense minister comments on upcoming disengagement of forces in Donbas Andriy Zagorodnyuk noted that the military who are aware of the plan perceive it as part of the wider strategy.
19:10, 18 September 2019
Zelensky introduces new Defense Minister Zagorodnyuk Zelensky thanked former Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and the entire staff of the ministry for their work.
23:06, 30 August 2019
Ukraine's defense minister mulling to go into politics Poltorak said he was not surprised by the decision of Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman to resign.
13:10, 21 May 2019
Ukraine's defense minister resigns Gen. Poltorak, 54, was appointed defense minister on October 14, 2014.
12:12, 20 May 2019
U.S. to provide Ukraine with second tranche of military aid – Poltorak The minister spoke of the outcome of his meeting with Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper.
20:40, 14 February 2019
Ukraine defense minister says Ukrainian warships to continue crossing Kerch Strait: "It'll always be this way" Ukraine will definitely not give up its right to free passage through the Strait, the minister stressed.
14:25, 28 December 2018
During martial law period, Army to receive over 200 units of new equipment – Defense minister Martial law is introduced for two main reasons. The first is aggression against Ukraine. The second is a threat of open aggression.
10:40, 13 December 2018
Donbas conflict "in active phase" – Ukraine's defense minister There is a threat of Russia's open aggression, the top military official says.
19:50, 22 November 2018