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Live fire drill held in Chernihiv Region

The Ukrainian president, US and Canadian generals observed the drill.

Photo: Max Levin

A large-scale brigade live fire tactical exercise began in Chernihiv Region on 2 December. According to an LB.ua correspondent, the exercise scenario is close to real combat conditions.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, top brass, US Army Europe Commander Lt-Gen Christopher Cavoli and Canadian Army Commander Lt-Gen Jean-Marc Lanthier observed the drill.

Poroshenko praised high discipline and skills revealed during the practice.

"This is what we have achieved over the past four and a half years and this is how prepared we are to meet the enemy," his press service quoted him as saying.

Jean-Marc Lanthier also spoke highly of Ukrainian servicemen.

"Canada and Ukraine stand side by side. Our armed forces are proud to have an opportunity to work with you, to learn a lot from you and share our experience with you," he said.

Cavoli was also full of praise for "the development of your army, highly professional and multifunctional servicemen".

Photo: Max Levin

Photo: Max Levin

Photo: Max Levin

Photo: Max Levin

Photo: Max Levin

Photo: Max Levin

Photo: Max Levin

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