“The crews of BTR-82 and T-72BZ perform fire activity from authorized armament at targets replicating armored vehicles, artillery and anti-tank manning details of the conditional enemy,” the message said.
The training takes place at all times of the day at the Crimean firing ranges for military training. The Ministry for Reintegration of Occupied Territories of Ukraine reported about at least 30 military drills held by Russia’s Defense Ministry in Crimea in April.
As we reported, Hetman Sagaidachnyi, the Ukrainian Navy flagship and frigate, conducted regular combat drills in the Black Sea. During the exercise, it observed another violation of the international maritime law by Russian ships.
Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. Crimea is announced to be temporarily occupied territory.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially announced February 20, 2014, to be the year of the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. In October 2015, then-President Petro Poroshenko signed the proper law.
The international organization recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea as illegal and condemned the actions of Russia. The West imposed a number of sanctions against Russia.
Russia denies the occupation of the peninsula and calls it “the restoration of the historical justice”.