Poroshenko inspects Ukrainian troops for readiness to repel Russian 'aggression' from sea

As part of his working visit to the Zaporizhia and Donetsk regions, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko visited the military training ground where he checked the Ukrainian army’s readiness to repel Russia’s possible aggression from the Azov Sea, the website of the President reports.

Poroshenko noted that the military’s work scored "12 points" and he thanked the command and personnel that took part in the exercises. "I stress that we all do this not for PR; not to threaten someone. It is systematic work to enhance the operation capabilities of our army, and to enhance the ability to repel seaborne aggression,” President stressed.

The exercises consisted of two stages: "battle of landing" and "maneuver defense". Marine Corps divisions, coastal artillery, army air forces, Navy ground force tank divisions, and units of the National Guard and State Border Service took part in the exercises, involving about 600 servicemen and 150 units of equipment.

Earlier, Poroshenko also visited the Clear Sky exercises in the Khmelnytskyi region.

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