: Ukraine launches strategic military drills to train in repelling large-scale aggression

17:35 Mar. 28, 2016

Ukraine launches strategic military drills to train in repelling large-scale aggression

Ukrainian soldiers train in Lviv region, March 15, 2016. (UNIAN Photo)

Soldiers will practice territorial defence, movement of troops and maneuvers

The Armed Forces of Ukraine March 28 started the strategic command and staff exercises 'Spring Thunder - 2016', the press service of the General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine has reported.

It is noted that during military maneuvers, the Ukrainian servicemen will work out an adequate response to the threats in all possible directions in order to repel a possible large-scale aggression. Issues of territorial defence, movement of troops and maneuvers will also be practiced.

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"An important feature of the exercises is to operate within the framework of the new organizational structures, adapted to the standards of NATO member states, to which the Armed Forces of Ukraine are transferring in the course of reforming," the report reads.

Reporting by UNIAN.

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