The Ukrainian military conducted live-fire exercises at a training ground near the border with Crimea. This was reported on Facebook by the press service of the command of the joint forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
It is specified that a marine battalion, reinforced by a tank company and a helicopter unit of the army aviation, was involved in the exercises.
According to the report , the main goal of the exercises was to ensure that every Ukrainian soldier makes timely and informed decisions. It is emphasized that the military successfully coped with the assigned tasks, and also rejected the forces of the imaginary enemy.
Earlier, the EU representative Josep Borrell said that the EU was watching with concern the information about the activity of the Russian military near the border of Ukraine.
In turn, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed that the media of Western countries are unreasonably raising tensions in publications that Moscow allegedly intends to attack Ukrainian territory. According to him, the Russian Federation does not pose a threat to other states and moves troops within its own territory at its discretion.