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Donetsk, Jul 9 – DAN. DPR People's Militia carried out military drills this week, said DPR People's Militia deputy chief-of-staff Eduard Basurin.

"Over the last week we focused on joint drills of motorized infantry and tank units. All the engaged units showed a high level of proficiency, having completed the tasks with A marks," he said.

More than 1,000 drills were carried out, including specific tactical tasks and battle drill exercises. The total of 5,000 service members were involved,

"Eighty percent of exercised were organized in the field with practical application of skills, which significantly increases the retainment of educational material."

DPR held large-scale drills in March this year. DPR Commander-in-Chief Denis Pushilin arrived at a military shooting range and drove an IFV (BMP-1 type) across the range and its artificial obstacles to examine their level of complexity. *ot