Defence & Security News - Ukraine
|Tuesday, March 11, 2014 06:49 PM|
|Armed forces of Ukraine are testing the combat-readiness of troops.|
Ukraine began military drills as Russian forces tightened their hold on the Crimean peninsula and the Foreign Ministry in Moscow warned of "lawlessness" in the former Soviet republic's eastern provinces.
Ukrainian armoured regiments with T-64B main battle tank ready for military drills.
Ukraine’s armed forces are testing the combat-readiness of troops, the Defense Ministry said today on its website, reiterating the government’s desire for a peaceful end to the standoff in Crimea.
According to brigade leaders, each serviceman is ready to accomplish the duty, defend the state integrity and sovereignty.
Ukraine’s interim prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said his country could hold a dialogue about more rights and powers for Crimea, but not “under muzzles of Russian guns,” according to a statement on his government’s website.