Nighttime exercises involving several units of the Ukrainian Airborne Troops were conducted on the Crimean border, says a statement published in the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Facebook account.

According to the statement, the airborne personnel practiced protecting the border, as well as detecting and neutralizing hostile sabotage and reconnaissance teams and drones.

“Trained specifically for fighting in nighttime conditions, the newly-created airborne units have all the necessary gear, such as night scopes and night vision devices, and are comprised of individuals with combat experience,” says the statement.