Colonel Mykhailo Butko in charge of the military training said: "While at the training ground, the guys managed to achieve the new level of professional excellence. They are now at the final stage which means each crew must hit the target at a distance of 1,500 and 1,800 meters using standard ammunition."
The National Guards started engaging targets after a short briefing. All scheduled exercises were completed at sufficient qualification level.
"We are pleased with our performance. The ammunition load was used as intended. All the targets were destroyed," a serviceman of the tank company of 9th regiment summed up.