Joint Forces hold anti-aircraft defense drills

Source : 112 Ukraine

The exercise was conducted in response to Russia's airforce drills that had been held close to the Ukrainian border
12:58, 15 April 2019

Joint Forces of the Ukrainian military held anti-aircraft defense exercise. This is mentioned in the message of the press center of the HQ of Joint Forces Operation.  

According to the information that the Joint Forces' intelligence received, last week, the Russian assault aircraft performed drills on April 13; the Russian pilots trained to hit the ground targets. The exercise took place not far from the Ukrainian border, 20 kilometers away from it.

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Serhiy Nayev, the Joint Forces Operation Commander ordered the anti-aircraft drills to take place in Ukraine - as a response to the Russia-held drills. The Joint Forces' troops were represented by jet fighters, anti-aircraft defense systems S-300, Buk M-1, Osa-AKM, Strela-10, 2S6 Tunguska and ZU-23-2.

Related: Ukrainian military deploys anti-airborne defense group in Donbas

In January 2019, flight training of combat aviation of the Ukrainian Navy took place, in support of the patrol activity of the vessels of the Navy and the State Border Guard.

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