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Ukraine's Joint Forces have conducted air defense and air combat drills in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.

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"The readiness check of the aviation and air defense duty personnel to perform tasks as assigned has been carried out as ordered by Commander of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO), Lieutenant-General Serhiy Nayev," the JFO's press center wrote on Facebook.

Duty combat crews and anti-aircraft missile units were trained to detect, identify, locate and destroy mock air targets.

In addition, the assault aircraft crews practiced simulated strikes on mock ground targets.