Censor.NET reports citing the MoD press service.
Major Anatolii Sambras, the commander, stressed that despite the holiday, T-64 battle tank crews were to do combat drills according to the military training program.
"The battalion has been withdrawn from the contact line but is always combat ready. Today's training is our usual daily routine, regardless of weekdays or holidays. Maintaining a high state of readiness is achieved with the help of constant training and improvement of skills and proficiency of personnel," the commander noted.
During the battalion's solemn parade, senior staff officers awarded tankers with shoulder straps of higher rank, medals, badges, certificates and notes of acknowledgement.