Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Ukrainian military engineers built 560 m span pontoon bridge over the Dnieper River

These maneuvers were held in the framework of the Ukrainian Rubizh 2016 strategic exercise. More than 500 servicemen and about 300 vehicles participate in the evolutions. Military engineers built 560 m span pontoon bridge over the Dnieper River near Kherson city.

Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko observed the drills, “The span pontoon bridge was built during two hours, and meanwhile, such ferries are normally built during 3 or 4 hours. Thus, we highly praise the actions of our engineer units”.

During these drills, the troops will work out practical actions, undergo tactical exercise, redeploy at large distances with a water crossing, execute flight tactical tasks, etc.


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