19 May 2024

  • Ukrainian forces have reportedly adapted their 9K33M Osa (Sa-8B) Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) systems to fire R-73 Air-to-Air Missiles (AAMs). (source)
  • On Monday 20 May, the UN Security Council will discuss military assistance to Ukraine at Russia's request. The Russian delegation will once again try to "condemn" the supply of Western weapons to the Ukrainian army. (source)

18 May 2024

  • Governments face increased borrowing, taxes and public sector cuts to finance their soaring military budgets. European NATO members are set to spend a record $380 billion on defense this year — a tough sell to voters.

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16 May 2024

  • Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday that a NATO deployment of US trainers in Ukraine appeared inevitable. (source)
  • The Danish government announced a new package of military assistance for Ukraine worth 5.6 billion Danish kroner (~$815 million). The package is the 18th such delivery of military aid, the Danish Defense Ministry said. It includes 2.4 billion Danish kroner ($349 million) earmarked for air defense, as well as artillery pieces, shells, and other ammunition. (source)
  • According to the German Minister of Defence Boris Pistorius, Lithuania is contributing to the German IAAD initiative which aims to strengthen the Ukrainian air defence with six AMBER-1800 air surveillance radars. He did not provide any further details such as a planned delivery date. (source)

15 May 2024

  • France will deliver extra military aid to Ukraine in coming days and weeks, the Elysee said on Tuesday, after President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. (source)

14 May 2024

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiyv Tuesday, the start of a two-day visit to Ukraine to buttress the morale of the government in Kyiv and help channel the delivery of newly approved U.S. aid to help resist a grinding Russian offensive. (source)
  • H&K plans to produce their weapons in Soviet calibers to help Ukrainian troops. (source)

12 May 2024

  • According to the British Minister of Defense, the British army has 632 Warrior combat vehicles on its balance, which are presented in the form of infantry fighting vehicles, command vehicles, artillery reconnaissance vehicles, repair and recovery vehicles, and artillery fire control vehicles. In addition, he noted that as the write-off process is already underway, more than 80 combat vehicles are planned to be disposed of in 2025. (source)

10 May 2024

  • The Department of Defense (DoD) announced the fifty-seventh tranche of equipment to be provided from DoD inventories for Ukraine. This Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) package has an estimated value of $400 million and includes capabilities to support Ukraine's most urgent battlefield requirements, including air defense, artillery rounds, armored vehicles, and anti-tank weapons. (source)

5 May 2024

  • The US Government is in negotiations with other G7 countries to provide Ukraine with $50 bln. support package which will be financed mostly from the frozen Russian assets. (source)

4 May 2024

  • The Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces suggested preparing for a possible blockade of the Baltic Sea for Russia. (source)

3 May 2024

  • British Foreign Secretary David Cameron promised three billion pounds ($3.74 billion) of annual military aid for Ukraine for "as long as it takes", adding that London had no objection to the weapons being used inside Russia. (source)
  • Ukraine’s president and foreign minister have pressed British Foreign Secretary David Cameron to accelerate the delivery of promised military aid to Kyiv. (source)
  • The Italian government has included an additional battery of the SAMP/T air defense system in the new military aid package for Ukraine. (source)

2 May 2024

  • French President Emmanuel Macron said he has not ruled out sending ground troops to Ukraine if Russia breaks through Ukrainian front lines and the government in Kyiv made such a request. (source)

30 April 2024

  • Norway has made a decision to allocate an additional $600 million to support Ukraine. (source)
  • The government of Latvia has just approved the transfer of NBS anti-aircraft guns, tactical unmanned surveillance systems, as well as other essential material and technical assets to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (source)

29 April 2024

  • Australia, one of Ukraine's largest non-NATO donors, has announced a military aid package worth around $65 million to support Kyiv’s war effort following Russia’s invasion. The package includes funding for drones, short-range air defense systems, inflatable boats and generators, as well as equipment like helmets, masks and boots. (source)

28 April 2024

  • A former us Lt and military expert has warned that Russia will “win” the war and it is “almost impossible for Ukraine to win.” (source)
  • Australia backs Ukraine with $100-mln military aid (source)
  • Estonian Center for Defense Investments (RKIK) and the eState Academy will use European Peace Facility resources to procure various nonlethal military equipment for Moldovan armed forces. A contract for passive radars has been signed with a Czech company. (source)

27 April 2024

  • The US will "rush" Patriot air defense missiles to Ukraine as part of a military aid package, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has said. (source)
  • British and American defence pledges for Ukraine should inspire other countries to follow suit, Kaja Kallas, the prime minister of Estonia, has said. (source)

26 April 2024

  • The Department of Defense (DoD) announced a historic new security assistance package valued at $6 bln. to address Ukraine's ongoing battlefield needs and demonstrate unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine. This package, provided through the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) includes additional munitions for Patriot air defense systems; additional munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS); equipment to integrate Western air defense launchers, missiles, and radars with Ukraine's air defense systems; counter-UAS equipment and systems; munitions for laser-guided rocket systems; multi-mission radars; counter-artillery radars; additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS); 155mm and 152mm artillery rounds; precision aerial munitions; Switchblade and Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS); tactical vehicles to tow weapons and equipment; demolition munitions; components to support Ukrainian production of UAS and other capabilities; small arms and additional small arms ammunition and ancillary items and support for training, maintenance, and sustainment activities. (source)

25 April 2024

  • Poland has provided Ukraine military support worth the equivalent of around €8.4 billion ($9 billion) over the past two years, the government said on Thursday. A total of 44 armaments packages have been handed over to Kiev, said Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski during a keynote speech in the Polish parliament. Poland has provided Ukraine with 300 tanks and combat vehicles, 14 fighter planes, plus helicopters, air defence systems and ammunition, military experts say. (source)

24 April 2024

  • The Department of Defense (DoD) announced a significant new security assistance to urgently meet Ukraine's critical security and defense needs. This announcement is the Biden Administration's fifty-sixth tranche of equipment to be provided from DoD inventories to Ukraine since August 2021. This Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) package has an estimated value of $1 billion and includes air defense interceptors, artillery rounds, armored vehicles, and anti-tank weapons. (source)
  • The German chancellor says Europe must continue to step up its help for Ukraine even after the approval of a big U.S. aid package. (source)
  • Defense minister of Spain Margarita Robles has participated in Ukraine Defence Contact Group meeting, where she announced that the shipment the day before yesterday has a set of hospital medicines and individual combat first aid kits. He also reported the delivery, a new consignment of heavy caliber artillery ammunition, followed by other shipments of 155 and 120 mm ammunition the next months. The minister has especially stopped at the Spanish contribution to anti-aircraft defense, announcing the dispatch of a long-range Patriot anti-aircraft interceptor missile set that will arrive at the logistics base within four days. In addition, the Spanish aid planned for the next two months includes light and heavy machine guns, wheeled protected logistics vehicles, infantry armored vehicles, tank weapons and field artillery shells. These shipments will be followed by the supply of various anti-aircraft surveillance systems and remote weapons stations for drone defense, systems that are being prepared by the Spanish defense industry. (source)