Marines honorably completed the military drills Southern Wind 2016. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said this in Zhytomyr on the occasion of the Air Landing Troops Day.
"Every day there is an intensive build-up of combat abilities, potential air assault and airborne units. For example, just last week we received the forces and means of highly mobile airborne troops, who were involved in carrying out the strategic command and staff training with practical actions Southern Wind 2016. The Chief of General Staff reported to me that the paratroopers honorably withstood these drills and tests. They almost fulfilled the training of landing via various ways, conducting raids and air assault operations with conducting live firing ", Poroshenko said.