Ukraine to hold military exercises in central Kiev

by The Daily Lede

Ukraine to hold military exercises in central Kiev

Ukrainian armed forces will hold military drills involving armored vehicles in central Kiev on Wednesday night, the Kiev mayor’s office announced. It comes a day after violent clashes between ultra-nationalists and Maidan activists in the capital.

A statement on the city’s government website warned residents that “columns of military hardware will move through the city” and conduct exercises.

Earlier Ukraine’s coup-appointed President Aleksandr Turchinov announced that the army is now in a state of high alert due to the “real threat” of a Russian military invasion.