Ukrainian military uses tanks in drills in Donbass-controlled area

The Ukrainian army held drills of its armored units on the territory of the Donetsk region controlled by Kiev, the headquarters of Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation in Donbass said….

“The drills of tank units were held in the area of the Joint Forces Operation in the Donetsk region,” the headquarters said. As the statement reads, the servicemen demonstrated “high skills” and are ready to accomplish missions.

Uploaded video footage shows a tank rattling through a field and firing. “We are accomplishing firing exercises and each crew member is practicing fire from a tank and a machine-gun,” a participating Ukrainian serviceman said.

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Ukraine’s Security Service holds drills in Donbas to counter a terrorist attack

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) held anti-terrorist exercises in the area of the Joint Forces Operation.

The exercises were attended by regional units of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, National Guard, State Border Guard Service, National Police, State Special Communications Service of Ukraine, Prosecutor’s Office, State Penitentiary Service, Emergency Service, public authorities and local governments.

Ukrainian forces fire mortars, recoilless guns at western Donetsk

Kiev forces on Thursday evening opened fire at the Staromikhailovka settlement area in the western outskirts of the Donetsk People’s Republic capital, the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported.

The strike was delivered from the Ukraine-controlled Krasnogorovka area at 16:50. The enemy expended eight 82mm mortar rounds and nine SPG recoilless gun rounds.

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Earlier reports said that a Kiev army drone attacked the centre of the Yasinovataya town on Thursday morning damaging an administrative building and a car.