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Schoolchildren in Ukraine learn to handle weapons

Students in Ukraine learn to handle weapons. Military training of minors had been abolished in the last years of the Soviet Union, but was reinstated after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 14-year-old Russian student David learned something new this month: shooting accurately with a Kalashnikov is more difficult than with a pistol. Together with his classmates, he tested these weapons. In the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz, teenage boys in camouflage uniforms took part in weapons drills and first aid exercises under the supervision of their teachers this month. “It's easier to shoot with a pistol. And it's harder to aim with an automatic weapon,” says David, a skinny boy with black hair and glasses. The same child explains that gun training will “make life easier” for him in the future. Military service is compulsory for young Russians. Sergei Menyailo, a retired vice admiral who is currently the governor of North Ossetia, […]
Source: News Beast

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