Ukrainian military preparing for drills near "border" of occupied Crimea

12:40, 27 April 2017
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On the eve of the May holidays, the Ukrainian military are planning to hold exercises in Kherson region, the press officer of the Operational Command South of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ihor Biriukov said, according to Krym.Realii.

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"These are scheduled exercises for combat training and coordination of military units," he explained, adding that the troops will set for a training march and cross water obstacles on the way, Krym.Realii reports.

According to Biriukov, these exercises will not affect operations of checkpoints on the administrative border with the Russian-occupied Crimea.

Read alsoGen. Staff planned operation against "little green men" during Crimea seizureAlso, on the morning of April 27, the drills will be held in Mykolaiv region, involving a separate motorized infantry brigade, which in the near future will carry out combat missions in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone in the east of Ukraine, the Operational Command South said.

Read alsoUkraine test fires brand new Vilkha missiles (video)The press service of the Berdiansk border detachment of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has confirmed that the exercises would not affect border check routine in the area.

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