Exercises involving airborne troops staged on Crimean border

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported staging exercises involving airborne troops on the border with occupied Crimea.

17 November 2015 11:00

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.