News / 30 December 2011 | 17:50
2 thousand militaries to guard Ukrainian sky on New Year night
On New Year night the airspace of Ukraine will guarded by 2 thousand 200 militaries, press office of the Defense Ministry reported.
In particular, militaries of the Air Forces of Ukraine will carry out the night watch from control centers and the management of the forces on duty will be carried out from the principle control center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, located in Vinnitsa. In addition, about 400 units of armament and military equipment will be activated for the night watch.
Acting head of the Air Forces of Ukraine Lieutenant General Vasyl Nikiforov informed that the night watch will be carried out in a regular combat mode, and the forces will work in cooperation with their colleagues from neighboring countries.
According to the Lieutenant General, the Air Forces will focus on counteraction to possible air terrorism and will observe the order of use of airspace of the country.