KIEV, July 29. /TASS/. Ukraine's State Border Service has begun to train mortar detachments for protection of the border, the service said in a report on Wednesday. "Training of mortar detachments has begun at the training centers of the State Border Service," it said. "They will be assigned to the border commanders’ offices of rapid reaction."
The training involves both officers and privates of the border troops and they are organized at the schools of the State Border Service and the Ukrainian Armed Forces. For instance, a center located in the Cherkassy region is training junior personnel for the commandants’ offices located on the border. A total of 40 servicemen have been subscribed to the program. "The current training plan also involved eleven officers of the border forces who are acquire the basics of operating the artillery units and mortar crews," the report said.