Large-scale exercises began in Ukraine. The Air Force control authorities are involved in them, aviation, units of radio engineering, anti-aircraft missile forces, and air defense systems, the website Glavred.info reports with a link to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
"March 27 in the airspace of Ukraine began exercises of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the military authorities and military units to manage the use of the air component of the groupings of troops with the implementation of practical tasks," - said in a statement.
Commanders, aviation guidance stations, radio engineering units, anti-aircraft and missile forces, aviation, electronic warfare, reconnaissance units and military units of army aviation, as well as forces and means of air defense of the Ground Forces also take part in the exercises.
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The main purpose of training is called "training military units to perform tasks, improve air skills of aviation crews, practical skills of personnel of anti-aircraft missile, radio engineering units and electronic warfare units."
Upgraded to Chernihiv region Tanks
It also became known that the modernized Ukrainian tanks of the Bulat type were sent to the military unit in the Chernihiv region, reports TSN.
"By decision of the Kiev economic court enterprise" Plant them. Malysheva "was obliged to manufacture and supply modernized T-64B tanks of the Bulat BM type for a military unit in the Chernihiv region for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the report says. The press service of the GPU informs that military equipment for the total amount of 65 million hryvnias has already entered the military unit, the UNIAN agency reports.
How in Ukraine are preparing for the "invasion"
The message about the beginning of exercises in Ukraine came against the background of the signals that have become more frequent in recent days about the concentration of Russian troops near the eastern borders of Ukraine and the allegedly increasing likelihood of military intervention.
During the last day, the transfer of Russian troops to the border with Ukraine continued, Dmitry Tymchuk, head of the Center for Military-Political Research, said on his Facebook page on Friday, referring to the Information Resistance group.
So, according to his information, columns of machinery were recorded in the Rostov region of the Russian Federation (in the area of Millerovo, Tarasovsky village, Kamensk-Shakhtinsky - 150 BTR and 400 units of motor vehicles, as well as at the Rostov-Tovarny railway station - 8 MLRS "Hurricane", 12 of MLRS transport-charging machines, 4 of the BTR-80 armored personnel carrier and about a dozen units of automotive vehicles (including fuel trucks).
In addition, in the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation, columns of vehicles moving towards the state border with Ukraine were fixed (in 30-40 km from the border). In the columns there are about 30 units of motor vehicles and about 10 units of tracked engineering equipment, reports NEWSru.ua.
The risk of invasion of Russian troops on the territory of mainland Ukraine in Kiev today is assessed as quite high, said Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andrei Paruby, the day before. In Kiev, they believe that, as a reason for the Russian Federation, it can use the unstable social and political situation that has developed in the country.
So, an excellent reason for the outbreak of hostilities in Moscow can give the activities of Ukrainian nationalists from the "Right Sector", according to People's Deputy Nikolai Knyazhytsky. “He spoke with a familiar journalist with NTV. He says the idea of Russian propaganda now is full coverage of the actions of the Right Sector, increased pressure on Avakov with his resignation. The idea is to show the influence of the Right Sector and the weakness of the government to justify the introduction of troops. They say “Right Sector” won, now Russians will start to cut, so we are going to protect them in tanks, ”he wrote on his Facebook page.
Against such a background, a general mobilization was announced in Ukraine on March 17. In order to recruit the necessary 40 of thousands of militia, the Verkhovna Rada allowed men of pre-retirement age to take part in mobilization.
In addition, the other day. President of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov signed a decree on the admission of foreign armed units to the territory. We are talking about the military from Poland, the United States, as well as Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bulgaria, Britain, Germany, Georgia, Canada, Moldova and Romania, who should take part in the multinational exercises planned for Ukraine in 2014 year.