Ukrainian army plans exercises with drones and anti-tank missiles from February 10

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Servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces take part in tactical exercises at a training ground in Kherson region, Ukraine, in this photo issued February 7, 2022. Ukrainian Armed Forces News Service/Handout via REUTERS

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KYIV, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military will conduct military drills from Feb. 10-20 in response to Russian drills in Belarus near Ukraine’s northern border, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii said on Monday evening. Reznikov.

Reznikov told a local TV channel that Ukrainian soldiers are constantly conducting different exercises and from February 10 they will start using Bayraktar drones and Javelin and NLAW anti-tank missiles supplied by foreign partners.

Western countries say they fear Moscow is considering invading Ukraine, as it has rounded up more than 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border and deployed another 30,000 to Belarus for joint drills. Russia denies such a plan, saying it must strengthen its defense as part of NATO’s eastward expansion.

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Reporting by Natalia Zinets Editing by Tomasz Janowski

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