KYIV (QHA) -

The crews of the fighter aircrafts MiG-29 took off and landed as part of the drills "Sky Shield-2016", reported the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. The traffic on the highway was blocked during the landing.

The pilots carried out the tasks and traffic has been resumed. The principal aim was to improve the planning and use of troops while repelling the enemy’s air attack and pushing back.

The "Sky Shield-2016"drills involve the whole aviation of the Ukraine’s Armed Forces, divisions of anti-aircraft, missile and radar troops that will drill combat shooting and bombing practice.

Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported that the flight tactical tasks will be carried out in a day and night time. The fighters will drill the live-fire and covering of important objects and troops.

Photo: Defence Ministry of Ukraine

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