Ukraine's State Border Guard special forces unit to join Cord Challenge

Source : 112 Ukraine

The military exercises will take place in September 26-28
17:13, 18 September 2018

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Counter-terrorism operations and the release of hostages will be tasks of Dozor (Russian for 'patrol', - 112 International), the detached rapid response team of Ukraine’s State Border Guard, as they will soon join the Cord Challenge, the military drills slated for the end of this month.

The team will compete with other special forces units in various combat disciplines, like fire training, tactical and medical training. The fighters will get the access to all the necessary resources for the period of the drills, so that they can practice in specific - and often tough - conditions.

Cord Challenge is supposed to begin on September 26 and will be running till September 28.

Earlier, Ukraine sent 270 special operations soldiers to serve in the units on Azov and Black Sea. Petro Tsyhykal, the Head of Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service, said during his visit to Bukovyna region, southwestern Ukraine, the press office of the service reported. “We are stepping up efforts of the Navy Forces, which is around 270 people, who will serve in the units of Azov and Black Sea water areas,” the message said.

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