Ukrainian Minister of Defense Visited the Training Ground in Yavoriv

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Ukraine celebrated the Day of the Land Forces 12 December, amid growing global concern about Russia’s next moves.
Photo: Pavlo Tkachuk

Photo: Pavlo Tkachuk

While Russia still continues to maintain a hundred thousand of its troops near the Ukrainian border, Oleksii Reznikov, the new Minister of Defense of Ukraine, visited Lviv yesterday. He took part in the festivities on the square of the National Academy of Land Forces named after Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi, and also visited the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security in Yavoriv, also called the Yavoriv military training ground.

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Oleksii Reznikov visited the training fields, the Centre for Simulation of Combat Operations, and talked to servicemen of the partner countries.

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Also on the occasion of yesterday’s holiday – the Day of the Land Forces of the Ukrainian Army – a number of servicemen and volunteers received awards.

We will add that the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security is one of the main centers for training units of the Ukrainian army according to world standards, with the help of United States Marines and others, and the 184th Training Center is one of the largest in the system of training military specialists for the Land Forces and other Ukrainian Armed Forces. The Yavoriv military training ground introduced multilevel training of combat units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the participation of, in particular, foreign military instructors.

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It will be recalled that 6 December, Ukraine celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Armed Forces, and Lviv held a number of official events. The program included solemn honouring of fallen soldiers in Lychakiv cemetery, a Liturgy in the Garrison church, and a teleconference. During the letter, five cities from different parts of the country were connected to see the broadcasted demonstrations of the latest models of weapons and military equipment, ceremonies of awarding battle flags and honorary titles to military units, awarding servicemen with state awards.

Photo by General Pavel Tkachuk

Translated by Vitalii Holich

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