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Students Try Bulletproof Vests And Escape Drills In East Ukraine

Civilian defence specialists conduct emergency preparedness coaching for college kids.

Kharkiv, Ukraine:

Students within the japanese metropolis of Kharkiv are studying about bulletproof vests and explosives in addition to practising evacuation drills and first support as Ukraine prepares for a attainable huge assault by the Russian army.

The metropolis, which is underneath Ukrainian authorities management, is residence to tank, plane and tractor factories and lies 40 km (25 miles) from the Russian border.

It has been recognized by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy as a attainable Russian goal, although his spokesman mentioned he was talking hypothetically.

Russia has denied it plans to invade Ukraine however the authorities are taking no probabilities, particularly with the stakes now greater after Moscow’s recognition of two separatist areas within the former Soviet republic’s east.

“We have started giving those drills for children more often to prevent situations such as children getting injured, or, God forbid, death,” civilian defence specialist Oleksandr Shevchuk mentioned.

“We … let them try on our uniforms, bulletproof vests and helmets. Show them what explosive items can be, so that they can become aware of situations that may happen to them.”

Student Nazar mentioned: “This is quite relevant, given the situation that is generally developing between Ukraine and Russia. Yes, scary, very scary.”

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