General Staff: anti-aircraft troops cover all important objects of Ukraine

12:00, 15 August 2008
Ukraine
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Nearly 2 thousand servicemen on duty every day

As of today, the daily battle duty on protection of the air space of Ukraine is carried out  by nearly two thousand servicemen of the anti-aircraft defense component of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, lieutenant general Ihor Romanenko, deputy head of the General Staff of Ukraine, claimed this today carrying out an inspection of alertness of the Air Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. In particular, he paid visit to the anti-aircraft missile brigade deployed in the Kyiv Oblast.

I.Romanenko pointed out that the anti-aircraft troops are fulfilling their task on protection of the air space of Ukraine in peace time. “This is a strategic task within frames of the national security. Ukrainian anti-aircraft troops regularly cover important state and industrial objects of Ukraine, as well as military units”, I.Romanenko informed.

At the same time, he stressed that a special attention is paid to protection of sky over the capital of Ukraine. According to him, this task is fulfilled by an anti-aircraft missile brigade and a jet fighter brigade.

Speaking about the quality and number of the Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense troops, the deputy head of the General Staff emphasized that these troops have enough capacities to cover all the territory of Ukraine.

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