Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
17th March, 2016
The 1st Army Corps of the Armed Forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic held large scale training exercises, whereby an approach to the opponent’s boundaries with a forced crossing of the river was fulfilled.
The tactical group of the 1st Slavic brigade of the 1st army corps of the DPR took part in the exercise. Over 60 pieces of equipment participated. The progress of the exercise was personally supervised by the head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko and the Minister of Defence of the Republic.
Minister of Defense of the Donetsk People’s Republic Vladimir Kononov commented:
“The exercise was without a single incident. All our ammo was passed over, all boundaries were surmounted. So, judge by yourself how our army is,” — said Kononov.