In early Rus a druzhina helped prince administer his principality and constituted area’s military force. First members of a druzhina in Rus Khaganate were Varangians, whose princes established control there in 9th century. Soon members of local Slavic aristocracy as well as adventurers of a variety of other nationalities became druzhinniki. Druzhina organization varied with time and survived in one form or another until 16th century.

Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania, after 1791 Commonwealth of Poland, was a dualistic state, a bi-confederation, of Poland and Lithuania ruled by a common monarch, who was both King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. It was one of largest and most populous countries of 16th- and 17th-century Europe.

Cossack army of Zaporozh describes armed forces of Hetman of Cossacks, an autonomous state on Ukrainian soil from 1649 until its dissolution in 1775. After capture and destruction Turkish fortress at Bender 1583, Vatican diplomacy has attracted participation of Cossacks in "Holy League" - an alliance of Christian states, concerned about increasing expansion Ottoman Turks in Europe. In August 1619 Emperor Ferdinand II of Habsburg sends in Rzeczpospolita their ambassadors to ask for help. But Sigismund III Vasa just completed a grueling war with Muscovy, maximum he could help Allies-Catholics send as condottieri (mercenary) Cossacks found themselves outside of registry (of 40 000 participants in campaign, it included only 6000). In 1631, two thousand Cossacks on side of Generalissimo of army "Holy Roman Empire" Albrecht von Wallenstein took part in combat actions in Silesia against Saxony - ally victor of this war, Swedish King Gustav II Adolf. Of Cossacks formed squads light cavalry units in imperial generals Werth and Gallas, and Wallenstein himself gave them preference above appreciating Cossacks Polish hussars and not lower than recognized masters of raids deep behind enemy lines - Croats.

Zaporizhzhya Cossacks for nearly three centuries Zaporizhzhya Cossacks served as rallying point for Ukrainian struggles against social, national, and religious oppression. In 1569, Ukraine came under Polish rule; but Poles were too weak to defend it from frequent devastating Tatar raids ...

Ukrainian Front refer to several Soviet fronts of Russian Civil War and World War II:


(Ukrainian: Збройні сили України (ЗСУ) Zbroyni Syly Ukrayiny, (ZSU)) is military of Ukraine. They are principal deterrent force against any aggression that could be shown against sovereign state of Ukraine.

War in Donbass is an armed conflict in Donbass region of Ukraine. From beginning of March 2014, protests by pro-Russian and anti-government groups took place in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine


However, following Russian military intervention in Ukraine and parliamentary elections in October 2014, new government made joining NATO a priority. On 23 December 2014, Ukrainian parliament renounced Ukraine's non-aligned status that "proved to be ineffective in guaranteeing Ukraine's security and protecting country from external aggression and pressure". Ukrainian military is since transforming to NATO standards.
Ukraine's stated national policy is Euro-Atlantic integration, with European Union. Ukraine has a "Distinctive Partnership" with NATO and has been an active participant in Partnership for Peace exercises and in peacekeeping in Balkans. This close relationship with NATO has been most apparent in Ukrainian cooperation and combined peacekeeping operations with its neighbor Poland in Kosovo. Ukrainian servicemen also serve under NATO command in Iraq, Afghanistan and in Operation Active Endeavour

17.03.07 EU Creates European Army Military Training Headquarters Rivaling NATO: Proposal is considered a response to President Donald Trump's call for the US to limit its military assistance to NATO. - A Future For NATO And European Union: by Paul Rahe
North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Union are in disarray. former has fulfilled its mission.
Were it not for Russia’s seizure of Crimea and invasion of Ukraine


Military of European Union comprises various cooperative structures that have been established between armed forces of member states, both intergovernmentally and within institutional framework of union; Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) branch of Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).
There are no real armed forces of European Union, since integration among European nations has not made significant progress in field of defense. There is however a number of initiatives in field of defense and peace operations and organizations in European Union context. EU defense is entrusted to each individual Member State. In Lisbon Treaty, Article 42 requires Member States to act with all their means if one or more were being attacked by non-EU entities. This is true pillar of EU common defense

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17.03.12 Russia NATO War: Moscow Threatening NATO With Growing Military Presence. A report calling NATO to increase its presence in the North Atlantic Ocean in response to Russia's growing military strength was slammed by an expert Saturday.

17.03.08 Canada extends military mission in Ukraine: Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), under Operation 'UNIFIER', has provided military training and capacity building to help maintain stability, security, and sovereignty in Ukraine since 2014. To date, the Canadian government has provided more than CAD700 million (USD373 million) in developmental, financial, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

17.02.26 Trump’s policies towards Russia ‘disappointing’: US government’s latest accusations against Russia over Ukraine conflict is a “disappointing” move and indicates that President Donald Trump has no intention to improve ties with Moscow, says an American analyst. US State Department blamed attack on Moscow and called on Russian government to “immediately” observe ceasefire in restive region. “We were told that Trump would have a different policy than his predecessor Obama,” Madsen said...

17.02.21 Light attack from Ukraine [IDEX17D4]: Ukrainian company Ukrinmash is showing a model of the KB Vertical KT-112UD light armed helicopter as part of its display at IDEX (Stand 12-C25).

17.02.16 CNAS Releases New Report on the Future of the Transatlantic Security Relationship: As Vice President Pence and a host of other luminaries head to the Munich Security Conference, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) has released a new report on US- European relations, “Defining Moment: The Future of the Transatlantic Security Relationship.” In the report, CNAS Strategy and Statecraft Program Director Julianne Smith and Research Associate Rachel Rizzo provide recommendations for how the Trump administration can strengthen the transatlantic relationship, ensure Europe remains a keystone of US foreign policy, and address critical joint challenges.

17.01.13 CBS - Making America's risk of a financial crisis great again In decades prior to financial crisis, U.S. underwent a period of financial deregulation under assumption that market forces would prevent financial institutions from taking excessive risk. In particular, shadow banking system -- financial institutions that don’t operate as traditional banks -- was lightly regulated...

15.05.15 Ukrainians split on military aid from U.S. In a speech in Berlin, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that by sending arms to Ukraine, U.S. would be playing to Russia's strength. "Anything [the U.S. and its European allies could do] in terms of military support for Ukraine is likely to be matched and then doubled and tripled and quadrupled by Russia," Blinken said. "It has ability to do that." Instead, he said U.S. should play to its own strengths — economic and diplomatic — by imposing economic pressure on Russia.

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17.01.21 Russia Hopes for Rapport with US But Differences Will Stay - Trump's victory has elated Russian political elites amid bitter tensions with Washington over Ukrainian crisis, war in Syria and allegations of Russian meddling in U.S. elections.

16.12.28 California Guard May Send More Troops to Ukraine in 2017 - Members of Ukraine's armed forces recently visited California National Guard facilities to learn more about Western ways of war amid ongoing battle in eastern part of country between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian soldiers.

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14.11.18 Military Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet - United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to Ukraine's military but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight Russian-backed separatists.

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17.03.08 Trump to Ask Merkel's Advice on Putin, Ukraine - US Officials "We are heartened by the German government's determination to reach NATO's benchmark of committing 2 percent of GDP to defense by 2024,"the official said.

16.12.21 InformNapalm Complements information of Military Prosecutor’s Office
16.11.27 Censor.NET reported that Military Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine has identified units and equipment of Russian Armed Forces that participated in occupation of Crimea. Prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko provided this information to

1854 ) - Many wars have been fought on grounds of strategic importance of a region; many wars have been fought over religious differences. Crimean War was result of both factors.

17.03.09 - Hague ICJ: Russia vs. Ukraine Update – 9 March 2017 Russian play appears to be churning out past propaganda constructs, and this is likely intended for a Russian domestic MSM audience. Russian courtroom play may also be intended to produce a maximum of confusion about material facts in the minds of the jurists in the court. Notable is that the Russians have hired some Western lawyers to argue their case in the ICJ.
YouTube – Ukraine’s Legal Team Rebukes Russia’s Arguments in the Hague.
YouTube – Ukraine's Opening Statement in The Hague Court Against Russia.

17.03.06 - Boris Johnson: Russia ‘up to all sorts of no good’ “They are engaged in cyber warfare, engaged in undermining countries in the Western Balkans — you have seen what happened in Montenegro — to say nothing of what has happened in eastern Ukraine.”

16.08.10 Putin looking for ways ‘justify a war’, Ukraine warns: is looking for ways to justify a war with Ukraine, a spokesman for the country's foreign ministry has said. "Putin wants more war. Russia escalates, desperately looks for casus belli against Ukraine, tests West's reaction," a spokesman for Ukraine's foreign ministry, Dmytro Kuleba, wrote on Twitter ...

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