Regular military drills took place in Donetsk region, as Ukraine's Air Force and units of anti-aircraft defense practiced in a number of combat disciplines. The exercise plan foresaw repelling an air attack of the conditional enemy, setting defense perimeters around military infrastructure objects and preventing the unauthorized landing or take-off of military aircraft.
The flight shift managed to cope with re-location of fighters, attack aircraft and bombers among the airfields of various range.
"We incorporate pilots of various skill levels so as to improve their qualification in using new airfields and extension of opportunities of the combat aviation of the Joint Forces", a supervising officer said.
The guard units practiced in defending airfields in case of any unauthorized take-offs.