Joint Forces Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is holding exercises on the administrative border with the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the Command's press service has reported.
According to the report, the units holding positions in the south of Ukraine improve their skills and capabilities on a daily basis during combat training and exercises.
"The main purpose of these measures is to increase the level of interaction of the Armed Forces with all components of the security and defence forces of Ukraine," Commander of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Lieutenant-General Serhiy Nayev said in the report.
"First of all, it concerns the organization of measures to counteract subversive activity at potentially dangerous infrastructure sites," he added.
According to him, the exercises take place in close combat conditions, both in the daytime and at night.
Nayev also assured that coordinated actions and agile responding of Ukrainian troops to the shifts in the situation demonstrate their ability, particularly in searching and destroying sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the conventional enemy in the area.