Archive for December 2014

Ukraine bought 75 armored personnel carriers Saxon used by the British Army

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine bought 75 armored personnel carriers Saxon. This was reported on a press-conference by the Deputy Director General of “Ukroboronprom” Sergiy Pinkas

“Ukroboronprom” made a research of the market. Ukrainian equivalent costs 5.5 millions of UAH (about 366 USD), European armored personnel carrier starts from 430-460 thousands of Euros. Saxon armored vehicle has similar technical characteristics and costs 38 thousands of USD on the territory of the United Kingdom. And the end cost with all docs and delivering it to Ukraine will cost 51 thousands of USD

– Sergiy Pinkas

Pinkas said that the first 20 vehicles will be delivered next week and the rest in 2015.

Reported by UNIAN.

The photos of Saxon armored vehicles were posted at Ukroboronprom website yesterday.

Saxon armored vehicle

Saxon armored vehicle

Saxon armored vehicle

Saxon armored vehicle

 

Ukrainian Defense company “Ukroboronprom” signed contract with Pakistan

“Ukroboronprom” Ukrainian State Defense Company signed new contracts and plans to increase cooperation level between Ukraine and Pakistan. That was the result of the meeting of “Ukroboronprom” delegation with highly ranked representatives of Ministry of Defense of Islamic Republic of Pakistan during IDEAS-2014 International Defence Exhibition and Seminar.

Both sides agreed about orders in all areas of Ukrainian military production. General Director of “Ukroboronprom” Roman Romanov who was the head of Ukrainian delegation said that today military factories must work at maximum capacity, people should have job and we need to increase the income of Ukrainian budget, so international contract will help to develop the company.

Ukrainian delegation also had a meeting with representatives of Naval Forces of Kazakhstan regarding the contracts that were signed before. One of the unique Ukrainian factories “Palada” which is part of “Ukroboronprom” will get new orders.

Ukroboronprom at IDEAS-2014

Ukroboronprom at IDEAS-2014

Reported by Ukroboronprom.

ATO Press-Center reports about Ukrainian partisans active on the territories controlled by terrorists

Information for December 4 2014, 07:30 am.

In the last 24 hours terrorists made 71 attempts to attack Ukrainian Army positions using artillery and mortars fire and other type of weapon.

Here is a list of towns and villages that got shelled: Zolote, Popasna, Stanytsia Luhanska, Donetskiy, Shchastya, Tryokhizbenka, Kryakivka, Vilhove, Novobahmutovka, Opytnoye, Tonenke, Donetsk Airport, Avdiyivka, Novokalynovo, Bogdanovka, Krasnogorivka, Zelene Pole, Stepne, Pisky, Kamenka, Mius, Chornuhino, Nikishyno, Artemovo, Kamyanka, Debaltsevo, Vuglehirsk.

The situation on Mariupol direction. Terrorists were shelling at Vynogradne, Talakivka, Lomakyne, Vodyane, Chermalyk. Ukrainian forces strengthen means of counteraction to fight with saboteur groups and enemy UAV in this sector.

We got information from partisan unit which is active on the territory of Donetsk Region. On December 1 in cooperation with Ukrainian Army the warriors of the that unit eliminated about 50 terrorists on a farm near Staromyhailivka village. Next day they reduced the amount of “great warriors of Russian World” and killed another 10 terrorists. Same day they continued to “play” with terrorists in cooperation with Ukrainian Army near Petrivka village. Partisans eliminated 50 terrorist. So during two days partisans cleaned their land from 110 mercenaries.

In the last 24 hours artillery of ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation) made 45 fire strikes to suppress firing positions of mercenaries.

Staromyhaiilivka on the map

Staromyhaiilivka on the map

Reported by ATO Press-Center.

Terrorists fire rockets in Donetsk hiding behind residential building. Video and detailed analysis.

Today at 15:50 local time pro-Russian terrorists of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) were firing rickets from GRAD (multiple rocket launcher system) hiding behind residential area of Donetsk. The local guy who took the video was located in Maksyma Kozyrya St, 41. The position of terrorists was behind Maksyma Kozyrya St, 47.

On the picture below you can see that there are 2 trees in front of operator and they are identical to the trees you see on Google map. Building #45 is a little closer to the operator and is next to building #47. You can also see where the rockets fire from and make a line that can tell you the trajectory. Another indicator is the sun position. The sunset in Donetsk starts at 15:38 and 16:14 it is already dark. So 15:50 is twilight time. And you can understand where the West is as the sky will be brighter there. In the video the right side of the sky is brighter and that’s Western direction on the map that perfectly match the video.

Position of terrorists in Donetsk

Position of terrorists in Donetsk

Here is a map of the same area just to show that the terrorist are behind the residential block. This is typical practice for them. In Lugansk they are also shelling the positions of Ukrainian Army from inside dense residential areas, so Ukrainian Army can not respond to that.

Another person who lives in building #45 also took a video of the same rocket launch at the same time and it also perfectly match identified location.

And here is the 3rd video of the same rockets launch taken by kids from building #47

Terrorists are shelling at Pisky from residential area of Donetsk

Terrorists are shelling at Pisky from residential area of Donetsk

The distance from the fire location to the Ukrainian Army positions at Pisky is about 13 km. The rockets fire range of BM-21 GRAD used by terrorists is about 20 km, so they fired at higher angle to make the distance shorter.

Ukrainian Army position at Pisky

Ukrainian Army position at Pisky