23 October 2016

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New Airborne Brigade created in Ukrainian Army

The Armed Forces of Ukraine formed a new airborne unit, the 45th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade, according to the press center of the General Staff, BBC Ukrainian Service reports.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

"The young brigade is armed exclusively with new models of equipment and weapons, including BTR-3DA armed personnel carrier, automated system of management of forces, new artillery fire control systems," reads the statement, according to BBC Ukrainian Service.

The unit is composed both of the ATO troops and those who "just joined the military service".

Poroshenko: We're ready to provide decent response in case of full-scale Russian invasion"The team has undergone combat coordination on the ground firing range of highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces and is ready to perform combat missions at any moment," the General Staff said. 

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