Artillerymen of the Ukrainian Navy's Armed Forces have conducted drills near the administrative border with the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

The purpose is practicing defense of the sea coast and engaging the enemy that is on the offensive from the occupied territories, according to the press center of the command of the Ukrainian Navy's Armed Forces.

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The artillery worked out the strikes on targets in the areas of temporarily occupied settlements. Training was also conducted with the actual fire spotting on targets in the areas where the enemy is amassed. Particular attention was focused on artillery operations in conditions of reduced visibility and at night.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia in June launched military exercises in the occupied Crimea, involving over a hundred helicopters and warplanes.