Officials of the National Guard of Ukraine began exercises in the Chernihiv region at the Novye Yarilovichi checkpoint, which is located 800 meters from the border with Belarus, according to the Dom TV channel.
The number of National Guardsmen participating in the maneuvers has not been specified.
Earlier it was reported that Ukraine will use the tactics of echelon border protection and will allow the security forces to open fire.
Minister of Internal Affairs of the country Denis Monastyrsky said that in case of aggressive actions of border violators, the use of special equipment and weapons is envisaged for the second echelon. On the border with Belarus, from the Ukrainian side, 15 helicopters, two planes and 44 drones are on duty.