Rockets firing started in Southern Ukraine, there has been no reaction from Russia yet. This was reported by the Head of the press center of the Air Force Command South Volodymyr Kryzhanivsky on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"The firing already started. Everything is going according to plan. No reaction from the Russian Federation so far. Ukrainian military officers are ready for any scenario," Kryzhanivsky said.
Kryzhanivsky explained who will take part in the shooting.
"Military training will involve crews of military transport aircraft of the Air Forces, units of anti-aircraft missiles, Signal Corps and unmanned aviation of the Air Forces of Ukraine’s Armed Forces. This will involve anti-aircraft missile systems S-300," he said.
Ukraine did not violate nor threaten the occupied Crimea peninsula with such shooting drills, according to the Head of the press center.
"Ukraine does not violate anything. If you look at the trajectory and the defined area and draw an imaginary line of the peninsula, where will be located installations in Bulgaria, you will notice that very line will be far enough from the coast of the Crimean peninsula. The nearest approach of missiles cannot exceed 30 km, "he said.
Earlier it was reported that Russia threatened with missile strike if Ukraine conducts military drills near Crimea. Russian Ministry of Defense sent a letter with threats to Ukraine.