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Light Avalanche 2018 international military drills completed in Lviv region

Army engineers practiced in coping with flood consequences
21:32, 6 October 2018

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The Light Avalanche 2018 military drills took place at the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security of the National Academy of Ground Forces named after Hetman Petro Sagaidachny. Tysa division of the multinational engineering battalion took part in the drills. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported this on Facebook.

'The servicemen of the armed forces of Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Ukraine improved their skills in using the multinational engineering battalion Tysa in the aftermath of a natural disaster in the Tysa river basin,' the representatives of the Ukrainian military stated.

According to the legend of the exercise, the engineering battalion conducted the elimination of the effects of flooding. The exercises were conducted in conditions as close to the real ones as possible, using the actual engineering equipment.

'A special feature of the exercises was that we are connecting two bridges of different types: the heavy mechanized and the pontoon; we are working on the issue of evacuating the victims from the island using a helicopter, as well as evacuating the equipment and property from flooded territories,' said Major General Oleg Mikats, the deputy commander of the Operational HQ of the Western Direction.

Earlier, the National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said that the Ukrainian military would conduct large-scale exercises in the Sea of Azov.

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