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 Rapid Trident-2016: black berets practiced storming dam crossing. PHOTOS+VIDEO

June 28, the participants of the Ukrainian-American Rapid Trident 2016 exercise started drills at the International Center for Peacemaking and Safety. In particular, a platoon of Marines under the command of Lt Pavlo Kryzhanivskyi practiced a strategic task involving the seizure of a critical object. Black berets had to take control and gain a foothold in positions near a strategically important dam.

Censor.NET reports referring to MoD press service.
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"The Marines who defended Ukrainian Shyrokyne from Russian occupants back in April this year coped with the task within the set time limit," the Ministry noted.

According to JMTG-U course instructor, UK Armed Forces Major Stephen Murphy who observed the drill, Ukrainian Marines took advantage of their time to carefully prepare for the task. As noted, the role of "bad guys", who got firm hold of the object, was performed by an OPFOR detachment - students of the Odesa Military Academy and Bulgarian Armed Forces servicemen.

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Neither rainy weather nor the vigilance of the enemy prevented the Marines from completing the task - it took them a single aggressive attack to get the situation under control. Nevertheless, they suffered "casualties": one "injured" and one "killed," as established by MILES system sensors worn by participants.

"I would like the future drills to involve more firing and enemy activity so that you won't be able to raise your head. Of course, our opponents have done a good job. But when one trains in difficult conditions, it's easier in real combat," Andrii Vovk, a Marine, said.

According to Stephen Murphy, human's brain is the most dangerous weapon - a conclusion he has repeatedly come to. If a person is intelligent and takes right decisions to make the whole team work smoothly, no task is impossible, he noted.

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