Photo Gallery Ukraine holds military exercises amid standoff with Russia

Ukraine holds military exercises amid standoff with Russia

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko addresses servicemen of the 40th Tactical Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces at an airbase in Vasylkiv near Kiev, Ukraine December 1, 2018. Mykola Lazarenko/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko addresses servicemen of the 40th Tactical Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces at an airbase in Vasylkiv near Kiev, Ukraine December 1, 2018.
Ukrainian servicemen take part in drills as President Petro Poroshenko visits the 169th training center "Desna" of the Ukrainian Army ground forces in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine November 28, 2018. Mykola Lazarenko/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS
Ukrainian servicemen take part in drills as President Petro Poroshenko visits the 169th training center “Desna” of the Ukrainian Army ground forces in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine November 28, 2018.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (R) and Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak visit an airbase of the 40th Tactical Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Vasylkiv near Kiev, Ukraine December 1, 2018. Mykola Lazarenko/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (R) and Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak visit an airbase of the 40th Tactical Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Vasylkiv near Kiev, Ukraine December 1, 2018.
Ukrainian servicemen take part in drills as President Petro Poroshenko visits the 169th training center "Desna" of the Ukrainian Army ground forces in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine November 28, 2018. Mykola Lazarenko/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS
Ukrainian servicemen take part in drills as President Petro Poroshenko visits the 169th training center “Desna” of the Ukrainian Army ground forces in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine November 28, 2018.
Ukrainian soldiers ride atop an armored fighting vehicle during military exercises in the Ukrainian Ground Forces training center near Honcharivske in Chernihiv region, Ukraine December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Ukrainian soldiers ride atop an armored fighting vehicle during military exercises in the Ukrainian Ground Forces training center near Honcharivske in Chernihiv region, Ukraine December 3, 2018.
Ukrainian soldiers are seen as they take part in military exercises in the Ukrainian Ground Forces training center near Honcharivske in Chernihiv region, Ukraine December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Ukrainian soldiers are seen as they take part in military exercises in the Ukrainian Ground Forces training center near Honcharivske in Chernihiv region, Ukraine December 3, 2018.
Ukrainian soldiers ride atop armored fighting vehicles during military exercises in Ukrainian Ground Forces training center near Honcharivske in Chernihiv region, Ukraine December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Ukrainian soldiers ride atop armored fighting vehicles during military exercises in Ukrainian Ground Forces training center near Honcharivske in Chernihiv region, Ukraine December 3, 2018.
Ukrainian soldiers take part in military exercises in the Ukrainian Ground Forces training center near Honcharivske in Chernihiv region, Ukraine December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Ukrainian soldiers take part in military exercises in the Ukrainian Ground Forces training center near Honcharivske in Chernihiv region, Ukraine December 3, 2018.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko visits the 169th training center "Desna" of the Ukrainian Army ground forces in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine November 28, 2018. Mykola Lazarenko/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via  REUTERS
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko visits the 169th training center “Desna” of the Ukrainian Army ground forces in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine November 28, 2018.
Ukrainian servicemen take part in drills as President Petro Poroshenko visits the 169th training center "Desna" of the Ukrainian Army ground forces in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine November 28, 2018. Mykola Lazarenko/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS
Ukrainian servicemen take part in drills as President Petro Poroshenko visits the 169th training center “Desna” of the Ukrainian Army ground forces in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine November 28, 2018.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko shakes hands with soldiers as he inspects military exercises in the Ukrainian Ground Forces training center near Honcharivske in Chernihiv region, Ukraine December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko shakes hands with soldiers as he inspects military exercises in the Ukrainian Ground Forces training center near Honcharivske in Chernihiv region, Ukraine December 3, 2018.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (C) addresses servicemen as he visits the 169th training center "Desna" of the Ukrainian Army ground forces in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine November 28, 2018. Mykola Lazarenko/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (C) addresses servicemen as he visits the 169th training center “Desna” of the Ukrainian Army ground forces in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine November 28, 2018.