The Ukrainian Army's crews of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) conducted combat exercises in the conflict zone in Donbas.
According to the HQ of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, 'crews of T-64B tanks and BMP-1 IFVs completed tasks, where they targeted a conditional enemy, working on new tactical moves in combat'. A tank company and a mechanized platoon imitated the elimination of an enemy assault force, which disembarked on the coast of the Sea of Azov. Specifically, tanks fired at the sea-based targets.
'All naval and ground targets were destroyed', the messagge said.
As we reported earlier, Sea Breeze 2018 drills kicked off in southern Ukraine on July 9. The drills will take place in the northwestern part of the Black Sea, in seaports, airpoirts and firing ranges of Odesa, Mykolaiv and Kherson regions. Rear Admiral of Ukraine's Navy Oleksiy Neyizhpapa and U.S. Navy Captain Matthew Liman are the co-commanding officers in charge of the exercise. This year's Sea Breeze involves 30 vessels from naval forces of 19 countries, including a Turkish submarine. An important feature of the exercise is that the multinational staff will be coordinating the actions of naval, air and ground forces from USS Mount Whitney, the flagship of the 6th U.S. Navy Fleet.
Previously, a dreadful incident occurred in Rivne region, northern Ukraine, with four Ukrainian army servicemen killed and at least another four wounded.