Ukrainian military test surface-to-air missiles near annexed Crimea

The press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported that the Ukrainian military tested air defense systems in the Kherson region. The exercises using modernized 2К12-2D Kub and BM9K330 Tor air defense systems were conducted at Yahorlyk test range, near the annexed Crimea.  

“Tests of the modernized air defense systems, which are being brought back to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, are in the final phase. It will give us the opportunity to form new units, to significantly increase capabilities of the air defense systems of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the whole country,” said the Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Chief of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko. 

In November 2018, the Ukrainian military also held large-scale exercises at Yahorlyk, during which they tested the country’s air defense systems. 

In early October 2018, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko inspected the exercises of the Armed Forces on the coast of the Sea of Azov and confirmed that the Ukrainian military were ready to defend against Russia.

  Ukraine, Kherson, Crimea, Poroshenko, Armed Forces of Ukraine