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National Guard of Ukraine got trucks with “Multilift” automatic loading system. Video and photos.

National Guard of Ukraine already got five trucks equipped with “Multilift” automatic loading system. The vehicles can have three types of platforms that can load from 2 up to 30 metric tons. The use of such platform with reduce the loading and unloading time of vehicles and will minimize the human factor in the process.

Here is a video of such system in action.

During yesterday visit to the training center of National Guard of Ukraine the heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Defense observed the features of the vehicle equipped with “Multilift” automatic loading system.

Thanks to this system the BTR armored vehicle was unloaded in less than a minute and after that it was loaded with the same speed.

Specialists noticed that platform of the truck can be used in three different modifications. One of them is designed to transported armored vehicles, another one can be used to transport parts of autonomous mobile checkpoints and the third one can be used to transport any other cargoes. The range of the platform is from 2 up to 30 metric tons.

New truck for National Guard of Ukraine with "Multilift" automatic loading system.

New truck for National Guard of Ukraine with “Multilift” automatic loading system.

New truck for National Guard of Ukraine with "Multilift" automatic loading system.

New truck for National Guard of Ukraine with “Multilift” automatic loading system.

New truck for National Guard of Ukraine with "Multilift" automatic loading system.

New truck for National Guard of Ukraine with “Multilift” automatic loading system.

New truck for National Guard of Ukraine with "Multilift" automatic loading system.

New truck for National Guard of Ukraine with “Multilift” automatic loading system.

Reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

President Poroshenko in Australia discussing possible coal and uranium supply with Abbott

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is visiting Australia right now and had a meeting with Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott. They have been talking on different subjects and particularly about energy cooperation. Ukraine needs to be more independent regarding the supply of resources for its Power Plants. Right now the country is buying some coal and uranium from Russian Federation, so as an option Ukraine is looking to buy those type of resources from Australia.

Just few minutes ago Poroshenko on his twitter account confirmed that Ukraine and Australia will work together in energy sector.

In terms of uranium and coal export to Ukraine, Australia is superpower. Energy security is extremely important for Ukraine. It is a great opportunity for both Australia and Ukraine – Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott also said that he has decided to provide support for the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the amount of more than $2 million.

Australia shares solidarity with the people of Ukraine. In recent months, we’ve been providing moral support and economic assistance for Ukraine – Tony Abbott

Poroshenko and Tony Abbott also talked about MH17 and the President of Ukraine has assured the Prime Minister of Australia that Ukraine does everything to investigate this tragedy and people responsible for that must be brought to justice.

In February 2015 Australian embassy will be opened in Kiev, so Petro Poroshenko invited Tony Abbott to visit Ukraine during that event. So far for Ukrainians to get Australian visa they had to go to Moscow.

Ukrainian delegation in Australia

Ukrainian delegation in Australia

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko meeting with Tony Abbott in Australia

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko meeting with Tony Abbott in Australia

President Poroshenko and Ukrainians living in Melbourne, Australia

President Poroshenko and Ukrainians living in Melbourne, Australia

President Poroshenko and Ukrainians living in Melbourne, Australia

President Poroshenko and Ukrainians living in Melbourne, Australia

Read more news regarding President Poroshenko visit to Australia at http://president.gov.ua

President of Ukraine and Prime Minister of Australia discussed prospects of cooperation in energy sphere

President of Ukraine has arrived to Australia on a state visit for the first time in the history

President of Ukraine and Prime Minister of Australia took part in the prayer in Melbourne Cathedral

Ukrainian soldiers got Canadian winter gear. Photos.

Anatoly Traxel at his Facebook page has posted photos of Canadian representative who arrived to their Army unit to present winter gear that was sent to Ukraine on November 27 by Canada. You can read more on the subject at Canadian cargo plane with military aid on the way to Ukraine and Cargo plane with military aid has landed in KIev

Ukrainian soldiers trying Canadian winter gear

Ukrainian soldiers trying Canadian winter gear

Ukrainian soldiers trying Canadian winter gear

Ukrainian soldiers trying Canadian winter gear

Ukrainian soldiers trying Canadian winter gear

Ukrainian soldiers trying Canadian winter gear

Ukrainian Marines from Mykolayv went to ATO zone. Photos.

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv went to the front line in ATO zone. And will be defending Ukraine in Lugansk and Donetsk Regions. The photos were posted by http://promir.info/?p=2075

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Tactical group of the 1st Marines brigade of ‪Mykolayiv

Today Ukrainian Army got modern T-72UA tanks and new BTR-4E APC. Photos.

Today President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko came to the military airport in Chuhuiv city in Kharkiv Region. About 100 units of armored vehicles of different type and aviation was presented for Ukrainian Army. There were T-64BM “Bulat” tanks, T-64, T-72UA, T-72A, armored personnel carries BTR-3E, BTR-4E, self-propelled artillery 2C1 and helicopters Mi-8 and Mi-2. President personally inspected the vehicles and talked to the warriors. The Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak also accompanied the President. December 6 is the Day of Armed Forces of Ukraine, so this is special day for every soldier who is fighting now protecting the country. All vehicles will be delivered to ATO zone to strengthen Ukrainian Army units fighting with pro-Russian terrorist who control some areas of Lugansk and Donetsk Regions.

Here are some photos posted by President Poroshenko at his twitter account https://twitter.com/poroshenko today.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Ukrainian soldiers

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Ukrainian soldiers

Ukrainian tank unit

Ukrainian tank unit

The photo below is posted by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine at their website

Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak

Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak

Yuriy Biryukov who was present there also posted a number of photos at his Facebook page

Modern Ukrainian tanks

Modern Ukrainian tanks

Modern Ukrainian tank

Modern Ukrainian tank

New Ukrainian APC for ATO zone

New Ukrainian APC for ATO zone

New Ukrainian APC for ATO zone

New Ukrainian APC for ATO zone

Ukrainian self-propelled artillery 2C1

Ukrainian self-propelled artillery 2C1

Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter

Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter

Ukrainian Mi-2 helicopters

Ukrainian Mi-2 helicopters

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

New armored vehicle KOZAK manufactured in Ukraine was tested today. Photos.

New armored vehicle from Ukrainian manufacturer is on the way! KOZAK 2014 is a working tittle from PRACTIKA company. We have been testing last model of the prototype before serial production on the ground in Noviye Petrovtsy. Representatives from Armed Forces, National Guard and Border Control Service got together in this cold day for the test.

This is totally Ukrainian engineering together with Italian partners IVECO. So far there are two versions of armored vehicle and more working on.

The cars passed the test drive. At the end of the test they were under fire from a distance of 50 meters with 5.45 mm, 7.62 mm caliber automatic guns, machine gun and SVD (Dragunov sniper rifle). The protection passed the test, armor and the glass!

The vehicle passed the test! We made list of comments and propositions for the last prototype together with generals and soldiers who were on the front line.

On Wednesday we will discus the order for the first test serial production and test in the army units under battle conditions and we will make a decision about bigger order in four different modifications and sizes with different set of weapon and protection.

This was a good day, we are happy with the test, although a little sorry for the shot prototype, but we are happy as it passed the test! After some work there will be new super armored vehicle for our warriors. We are getting stronger!

PS: Thanks to creative team for the work and to Sergey Pashinskiy for energy support of the project. And the authors of the prototype are ready to hear your suggestions regarding the new name of the armored vehicle. Creating together!

Reported by Arsen Avakov, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK

New Ukrainian armored vehicle KOZAK