Ukraine prepares to repel massive air strikes

Украина готовится отражать массированные удары с воздуха

The installation of a Ukrainian Buk-M1

APU will hold 120 exercise anti-aircraft missile units.

Ukraine first began training anti-aircraft missile units to repel a series of massive attacks of the enemy from the air. This was stated in an interview with the chief of antiaircraft-rocket armies of Air forces of VSU Dmitry Karpenko, reports the press service of the defense Ministry.

“Important in the current process of military training is that we have started to prepare anti-aircraft missile units to repel a series of massive attacks of the enemy from the air. This is not the practice since 1992,” said Karpenko.

He said that this year it is planned to spend about 120 command and staff, tactical exercises and training of anti-aircraft missile units. Will also take place three tactical exercises with combat shooting. In particular, in July at the site of Shabla in Bulgaria will be a joint Bulgarian-Ukrainian exercises of the air defense combat shooting.

Also this year in the Kherson region will held control flight tests anti-aircraft missiles, and there will be tactical trainings with combat firing units of air defense missile systems Buk-M1.

Karpenko assured that today Ukraine is sufficiently protected from enemy attacks from the air. According to him, now in the area of the ATO is a strong grouping of antiaircraft missile troops capable of repelling a massive attack aircraft and cruise missiles.

As reported Корреспондент.netpreviously the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said that Ukraine regains positions of missile power.

Recall, December 1, 2016 Ukraine conducted missile firing in the area of Crimea. There were performed 16 launches. The military claimed that all the missiles have reached the goals.

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