Ukraine is planning to hold regular missile firing exercises in the Black Sea, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said in an interview with Channel 5.
"I consider these exercises as very good and necessary. We are not going to ask anyone which exercises we should hold in our own territory. They will be held as regularly as needed,” Poltorak stated.
According to the Minister, Russian authorities reacted strongly to the exercises held by Ukraine. He added that the Defense Ministry was ready to counter Russia’s missile attack against Ukrainian missile launchers in the Kherson Region.
Poltorak and the head of the General Staff, Viktor Muzhenko, informed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the results of the exercises near the Crimea.